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replace the repealed chapter.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
Documents Available for Review
The following documents were available for review and comment:
- Proposed rule language for repeal of chapter
173-322A WAC and adoption of new chapter 173-322A WAC.
- Document showing differences between chapters 173-322
and 173-322A WAC.
Additional information about the rule proposal:
- Funding under Proposal
- Per Capita Income: Cities
- 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.
||May 29, 2014
||Department of Ecology
300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey, WA 98503
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.
||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:
- Testify or submit written comments at public hearings.
- Email your comments to: RAGrule@ecy.wa.gov.
- Fax comments to: (360) 407-7154.
- Mail comments to: Department of Ecology
Toxics Cleanup Program
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Public Comments Received
- Maul Foster & Alongi
- Port of Everett
- 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
(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.