DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
[Order 97-16--Filed June 13, 1997, 11:04 a.m.]
The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: Chapter 173-90 WAC, Standards and limitations on the use of clean water funds for pollution abatement.
Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.
Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.
Address Your Objection to: Jerry Thielen, Agency Rules Coordinator, Washington Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.
Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: Chapter 173-90 WAC was adopted by ecology on September 12, 1986, to implement chapter 3, Laws of 1986 (ESSB 4519) that provided for an appropriation of $20 million from the state general fund and the state and local improvements revolving fund account. These funds were provided in chapter 3 for (1) planning assistance for ground water management area projects (2) nonpoint source pollution control activities (3) assistance to aquifer protection areas (4) assistance for the design of water pollution control facilities and (5) acquisition of organic laboratory capability by ecology and the Department of Social and Health Services to test and analyze waters including public drinking water supplies. All funds appropriated have been obligated by ecology according to the intended purpose of chapter 3, Laws of 1986.
June 10, 1997
Richard K. Wallace
Acting Water Quality Program Manager