WSR 03-08-028



[ Filed March 27, 2003, 9:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Large on-site sewage systems. Creating a new chapter of rules for requirements relating to on-site sewage systems with flows between 3500 and 14,500 gallons per day.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.20.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Department of Health and the State Board of Health have been working with a Rule Development Committee on amending chapter 246-272 WAC, On-site sewage systems. This chapter currently contains requirements for both on-site sewage systems (3500 gallons per day and under) and large on-site sewage systems (systems over 3500 gallons per day.) Through the course of this work, large on-site sewage systems have been identified as being appropriate for an individual chapter. This rule making will establish a new chapter that will apply only to large on-site sewage systems.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Health and the State Board of Health have been working with a rule development committee to amend chapter 246-272 WAC. Further public comment will be solicited through mailings and workshops.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The State Board of Health welcomes public comment on this proposal and invites interested parties to attend Rule Development Committee meetings or to provide written comments. For information about this proposal or future meetings please contact Jane Lee, Rule Development Committee Coordinator, (425) 453-1340,, or Marianne Seifert, Washington State Board of Health, P.O. Box 47990, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 236-4103, e-mail

March 27, 2003

Don Sloma

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office