DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
Filed June 1, 1999,
]Governor Locke's Regulatory Improvement Executive Order 97-02 mandates each state
agency to review rules that have a significant effect on business, labor, consumers, and the
environment and to provide a means of public participation in the review process.
To comply with Executive Order 97-02, the Department of Ecology gives notice of the
opportunity to comment1 on the following rule(s): Chapter 173-216 WAC, State waste discharge
permit program, chapter 173-218 WAC, Under ground injection control program, chapter 173-220 WAC, National pollutant discharge elimination system permit program, and chapter 173-270 WAC, Puget Sound highway runoff program.
All comments must be received, in writing, by 5:00 p.m., July 16, 1999. Comments
should be addressed to Jerry Thielen, Agency Rules Coordinator, Department of Ecology, P.O.
Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, fax (360) 407-6989, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments should specifically address the following elements of the rule:
EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY
|•||Is this rule necessary to comply with statutes that authorize it?|
|•||Is this rule obsolete, duplicative, or ambiguous to degree that warrants repeal or
|•||Have laws or circumstances changed so that the rule should be amended or repealed?|
|•||Is the rule necessary to protect or safeguard the health, welfare, or safety of
|•||Is this rule providing results that it was originally designed to achieve in a reasonable
|•||Are there regulatory alternative or new technologies that could more effectively or
efficiently achieve the same objectives?|
INTENT AND STATUTORY AUTHORITY
|•||Is this rule written and organized in a clear and concise manner so that it can be
readily understood by those to whom it applies?|
|•||Is this rule consistent with the legislative intent of the statutes that authorize it?|
|•||Is this rule based upon sufficient statutory authority?|
|•||Is there a need to develop a more specific legislative authorization in order to protect
the health, safety, and welfare of Washington's citizens?|
|•||Could additional consultation and coordination with other governmental jurisdictions
and state agencies with similar regulatory authority eliminate or reduce duplication
|•||Have qualitative and quantitative benefits of the rule been considered to [in] relation
to its costs?|
|•||Does this rule result in equitable treatment of those required to comply with it?|
|•||Should it be modified to eliminate or minimize any disproportionate impacts on the
|•||Should it be strengthened to provide additional protection?|
1 Comments received are for the purpose of this rule review and will not be considered a petition
under RCW 34.05.330.
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