WSR 20-07-029
[Filed March 9, 2020, 1:42 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The pollution liability insurance agency (PLIA) proposes to add a section to Title 374 WAC, Pollution liability insurance agency, to include necessary processes in the agency's program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.149.040(5), (9); section 7, chapter 23, Laws of 2017.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In 2017, Washington's legislature adopted a bill which revised chapter 70.149 RCW to expand the advice and technical assistance provided by PLIA and include additional responsibilities to the agency's work.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: PLIA will provide advice and technical assistance to owners and operators of petroleum storage tanks identified by the Washington state department of ecology based on the relative risk posed to human health and the environment by the release. The department of ecology also regulates cleanup of hazardous waste sites under the Model Toxics Control Act. Because the department of ecology may be impacted by PLIA's work in these areas, throughout the rule-making process PLIA will communicate with, and seek input from, the department of ecology.
Process for Developing New Rule: PLIA will follow the standard rule-making process as prescribed by chapter 34.05 RCW.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Phi V. Ly, P.O. Box 40930, Olympia, WA 98504-0930, phone 800-822-3905, email, website
Additional comments: Interested parties can participate by: (1) Accessing PLIA's public web page; (2) emailing staff at; or (3) participating in a public meeting during development of the rule proposal.
March 9, 2020
Phi V. Ly
Legislative and Policy Manager