Summary of the 2013 SMS Rule
On February 22, 2013, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) adopted changes to Chapter 173-204 WAC, Sediment Management Standards. The changes will be published in the Washington State Register on March 20, 2013, and become effective on September 1, 2013. Learn more about the new SMS rule.
Text of Rule Changes
Summary of Rule Changes
The adopted changes to Chapter 173-204 WAC:
A list of changes between the proposed and adopted rule is attached to the CR 103 Form.
Persons Affected by the Rule Changes
The rule changes affect:
Response to Comments on Rule Proposal
Ecology’s response to comments received during the public comment period is now available. The response is contained within the Concise Explanatory Statement.
The purpose of the Concise Explanatory Statement is to:
This documentation is required by the Administrative Procedure Act (RCW 34.05.325).
The following economic and environmental analyses were performed on the adopted rule changes:
Ecology has developed an Implementation Plan for the adopted rule changes. The purpose of this plan is to inform those who must comply with amended rule how Ecology intends to:
This information is required by the Administrative Procedure Act (RCW 34.05.328).
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