WSR 17-17-134
[Filed August 22, 2017, 10:11 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-67 WAC, Safety standards for process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing rule making to amend existing sections and create several new sections in chapter 296-67 WAC that will only apply to petrochemical refining facilities. The current rules are outdated, not having been updated in over twenty years and do not reflect current industry practices.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) risk management program regulations also apply to petroleum refineries. EPA's rules will not be impacted by this rule making.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Tari Enos, Administrative Regulations Analyst, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-5541, fax 360-902-5619, email
August 22, 2017
Joel Sacks