WSR 02-07-099

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Order 02-08 -- Filed March 20, 2002, 9:19 a.m. ]

Title of Rule: Chapter 173-222 WAC, Wastewater discharge permit fees.

Purpose: This rule making will repeal chapter 173-222 WAC, Wastewater discharge permit fees, which has been replaced by chapter 173-224 WAC, Wastewater discharge permit fees. Chapter 173-222 WAC is outdated and is no longer used by the department.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 90.48 RCW, Water pollution.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 90.48 RCW, Water pollution.

Summary: This will repeal chapter 173-222 WAC, Wastewater discharge permit fees, due to the fact that a replacement WAC has been adopted by ecology.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Jerry Thielen, Ecology Headquarters, Lacey, Washington, (360) 407-7551.

Name of Proponent: Department of Ecology, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Ecology staff believed, until just recently, that the required paperwork to repeal chapter 173-222 WAC had taken place at the time when the replacement WAC, chapter 173-224 WAC, Wastewater discharge permit fees, was adopted. Only a recent "cross-check" of our WAC list with that of the code reviser, revealed that we in fact had not yet repealed chapter 173-222 WAC and there were two WACs on the subject of wastewater discharge fees in effect.

Therefore, ecology is proposing to repeal chapter 173-222 WAC. The following sections will be repealed: WAC 173-222-010 Purpose and authority, 173-222-015 Applicability, 173-222-020 Definitions, 173-222-030 Discharge categories, 173-222-040 Complexity factors, 173-222-050 Permit fees, 173-222-060 Permit fee payment, 173-222-070 Periodic review, 173-222-080 Public notice, 173-222-090 Public hearings, 173-222-100 Agency initiated modifications, and 173-222-110 Appeals.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: This rule making will repeal chapter 173-222 WAC.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THE USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Jerry Thielen, Agency Rules Coordinator, Department of Ecology, Rules Unit, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600 , AND RECEIVED BY May 20, 2002.


March 20, 2002

Jerry Thielen

Agency Rules Coordinator

by Bari Schreiner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office