PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revision of drinking water operating permits, chapter 246-294 WAC to update the criteria for compliance regarding water system performance and to be consistent with other drinking water regulations, chapters 246-290 and 246-292 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.119A RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule provides structure for annually evaluating water system performance based on compliance with chapter 246-290 WAC and public health risk. The division of drinking water will update its criteria for compliance to be consistent with new drinking water regulations that have been adopted since this rule was first enacted.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Stakeholders will be involved through the Water Supply Advisory Committee and the Water Utility Council. In addition, the draft rule will be available for comment upon request and made available through the division's homepage on the Internet www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/dw/default.htm. For more information contact Theresa Phillips, Program Development Section, Division of Drinking Water, P.O. Box 47822, Olympia, WA 98504-7822, (360) 236-3147.
January 22, 2003
M. C. Selecky