GET LAWS AND RULES
What is the difference between statutes and rules and which ones does the Toxics Cleanup Program use? Read on...
Statutory Law – Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Statutes are passed by the legislature or by the people through a citizens’ initiative. Statutes establish the legal authority for state agency programs. Statutes are codified as the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).
Agency Rules – Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
The terms rule and regulation are used interchangeably. Rules are laws issued by a state agency providing instructions on how to comply with a statute. Rules are issued under the authority granted to the agency by the statute. The Washington Administrative Code WAC codifies the rules and arranges them by subject or agency.
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