WSR 07-22-088



[ Order 07-16 -- Filed November 5, 2007, 3:47 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Department of ecology is proposing new rules to regulate transporters of recyclable materials and recycling facilities. These rules will implement SB 5788, passed by the 2005 legislature.

     The new rules will focus on:

Registration requirements for transporters of recyclable materials.
Notification requirements for recycling facilities.
Penalties for noncompliance with the requirements of this rule.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.95 RCW and SB 5788 (RCW 70.95.400 - [70.95.]430).

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule making is necessary to implement SB 5788. It will also help clarify enforcement and compliance rules for transporters of recyclables and recycling facilities found in chapter 70.95 RCW. It will assure that recyclables are transported by registered haulers to recycling facilities and not deposited in drop boxes, transfer stations or landfills.

     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 rule will be reviewed by stakeholders. Ecology will hold 1-2 informal public workshops where interested persons can comment on the rule before it is proposed. The public is invited to these informal public workshops. Ecology will post information on its web site and send information to interested parties.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Randy Martin, Washington Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, phone (360) 407-6136, e-mail Ecology will post information on its web site, send information to interested parties, and hold 1-2 informal public workshops.

October 31, 2007

Lorie Hewitt

for Cullen Stephenson

Program Manager

Solid Waste and

Financial Assistant Program

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