MTCA and SMS Rule Revision
Rule Making Process and Timeline
Current Rule Making for more information.
Intent to begin rule making (CR-101 filed)
Issue Papers written and presented to public. Comments
|November 2009 - December 2010
||External advisory groups formed and
meet approximately monthly to discuss rule-related
technical, policy, and implementation issues and to
provide feedback as Ecology works on rule updates.
Meetings are open to the public and meeting materials
and written member comments are posted.
Ø MTCA/SMS Advisory Group
Ø Sediment Workgroup
Ø Vapor Workgroup
||Ecology worked to incorporate the feedback
from the advisory groups into a preliminary SMS decision
||MTCA Rulemaking suspended.
||A joint meeting of the advisory groups was held to
discuss remaining rule issues and preliminary SMS rule
decision making framework.
||Ecology works on the required economic and environmental analyses and prepares supporting documentation.
||A new SMS advisory group is convened to discuss
preliminary draft rule language.
|Winter 2011 - 2012
||Develop proposed rule language
CR-102 (Rule Proposal)
Ø File with Code
Ø Published in State
Ø Supporting documents
explaining agency rationale for proposed rule revision
|August 15, 2012
Public Comment Period Begins
Comments will be accepted on:
Ø The rule proposal
Ø Preliminary Cost
Benefit and Least Burdensome Alternative Analyses
Ø Small Business
Economic Impact Statement
Ø Draft Environmental
Public Hearings throughout the state in:
Ø Seattle – September 26 at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30
Ø Bellingham – September 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Ø Olympia – October 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Ø Spokane – October 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Ø Richland – October 4 at 5:30 p.m.
More information on the public hearings.
|October 29, 2012
Public Comment Period Closes
|February 22, 2013
Ø Rule-making Order CR-103
Ø Adopted rule text
cost benefit analysis
Revised small business economic impact statement
environmental impact statement
Concise explanatory statement and response to comments
Ø Rule adoption notice