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Remedial Action Grant (RAG) Rule Making

Rule Proposal

On April 15, 2014, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) proposed repealing Chapter 173-322 WAC and adopting new Chapter 173-322A WAC, Remedial Action Grants and Loans. The new chapter would modify and replace the repealed chapter. The proposal was available for public review from April 15 until June 6, 2014. The proposal was published in the Washington State Register on May 7, 2014. Ecology held one public hearing on the proposal on May 29, 2014. Those unable to attend the public hearing in person could participate through a webinar.  To view the filing documents, go to Rule Documents.

Documents Available for Review

The following documents were available for review and comment:

  1. Proposed rule language for repeal of chapter 173-322A WAC and adoption of new chapter 173-322A WAC.
  2. Document showing differences between chapters 173-322 and 173-322A WAC.

Additional information about the rule proposal:

  1. Funding under Proposal
  2. Per Capita Income: Cities
  3. Per Capita Income: Counties

Public Hearing Schedule

Ecology held one public hearing on this rule proposal. The hearing began with a short presentation and was followed by a question and answer (Q&A) session. Testimony started at the end of the Q&A session.

Date: May 29, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Department of Ecology
300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Webinar: Ecology also offered the presentation, Q&A session, and public hearing through a webinar. A webinar is online meeting forum that you can join from any computer using internet access. To participate and provide comments through the webinar, you also need to have a phone or a computer with phone modem capability. Read the instructions for more information about the webinar and instructions on how to join and participate through the webinar.
Comments: During the formal public hearing, Ecology accepted comments:
  • At the hearing location; and
  • Through the webinar.


Submit Your Comments

The comment period ended June 6, 2014.

You could give us your official comments in the following ways:

  1. Testify or submit written comments at public hearings.
  2. Email your comments to:
  3. Fax comments to: (360) 407-7154.
  4. Mail comments to: Department of Ecology
                               Toxics Cleanup Program
                               Adrienne Dorrah
                               PO Box 47600
                               Olympia, WA 98504-7600

Public Comments Received

  1. Maul Foster & Alongi
  2. Port of Everett
  3. Seattle Public Utilities/ Seattle City Light

Ecology’s response to your comments

All of the comments Ecology received became part of the official record. We published responses to comments in a document called a Concise Explanatory Statement (CES). The CES is required by the Administrative Procedure Act (RCW 34.05). You will find your name listed in the document with a reference to where, in the document, Ecology responded your comments.

Graphic: "Related Links"

Remedial Action Grants

New Rules
New Guidelines (FY13-15)

Other References

Model Toxic Control Act
2013 MTCA Legislation
SMS Rule

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Adrienne Dorrah
Rule Coordinator

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