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Rule Making

Chapter 173-166 WAC
Emergency Drought Relief

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The Department of Ecology is proposing to amend an existing rule - Chapter 173-166 WAC, Emergency Drought Relief. The amendment is needed to eliminate conflict with statutory authority, reflect current practices, improve clarity, and to update agency information.

Timeline and Documents

Date (date subject to change) Activity

August 8, 2017

Announcement Phase (CR-101)
Read the Pre-proposal statement of inquiry (CR-101)
August to early September 2017 Develop and prepare the rule language and other information
We are here
September 2017
Pre-proposal public review of preliminary draft rule language
How to comment:
  • By mail:
                        Department of Ecology
                        Attn: Rebecca Inman
                        PO Box 47600
                        Olympia, WA 98504-7600

Comments due September 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Early December 2017

Propose rule (file the CR-102 form)

Start public comment period with rule text and supporting documents

December 2017 Hold public hearing(s): TBD
January 2018 End public comment period
January - February 2018 Review public comments and prepare adoption packet
February 2018 Adopt rule (file the CR-103 form)
March 2018

Rule effective (usually 31 days after filing)

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