PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed June 10, 2021, 1:30 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment to WAC 332-30-166 Open water disposal sites. Disposal fees will be adjusted to ensure adequate funds for management, science and monitoring of disposal sites.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The fee amounts in the existing rule are insufficient to cover departmental costs associated with management and monitoring of disposal sites. After review of the current fund balance and projected revenue and expenses, a deficit has been identified. To remain in compliance with WAC 332-30-166(9) fees will need to be adjusted to meet costs associated with management and monitoring of the disposal sites.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Army Corp of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, Washington state department of ecology.
Process for Developing New Rule: Full rule-making process with public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Abby Barnes, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-995-2419, email DMMP@dnr.wa.gov, website dnr.wa.gov; or Kristin Swenddal, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-790-8847, email DMMP@dnr.wa.gov, website dnr.wa.gov.
June 10, 2021
Alexandra K. Smith
for Aquatic Resources