WSR 97-14-084

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

[Filed July 1, 1997, 4:21 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 173-224 WAC, Wastewater discharge permit fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 90.48 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule amendment will keep ecology in compliance with RCW 90.48.465 by recovering the program funding level appropriated by the legislature.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Ecology is the only regulating authority implementing chapter 173-224 WAC.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and amendment of existing rule. Ecology will hold public workshops/hearings with permittees and other interested parties to negotiate any proposed rule changes.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bev Poston, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, phone (360) 407-6425, FAX (360) 407-6426, e-mail BPOS461@ecy.wa.gov.

June 30, 1997

Richard K. Wallace

Acting Program Manager

Water Quality Program

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office