WSR 09-15-033

WITHDRAWAL OF PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed July 7, 2009, 2:37 p.m. ]

The department of ecology (ecology) withdraws WSR 09-02-079 (filed January 7, 2009), Upper Kittitas ground water rule, chapter 173-539A WAC.

The agency has decided to withdraw this rule making due to the following:

In its public comments on WSR 09-02-079, Kittitas County demonstrated it did not support the memorandum of agreement between ecology and Kittitas County.
Ecology and Kittitas County mutually invoked the MOA's dispute resolution process, but the process has not resolved the parties' differences regarding questions of legal authority for specific portions of the proposed rule.
Ecology and Kittitas County continue to negotiate in good faith.

Polly Zehm

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office