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Commenting open: March 30, 2023 12:00AM PT - July 07, 2023 11:59PM PT.

Rulemaking - Informal Comment Period for Chapter 173-408 WAC, Landfill Methane Emissions

Thank you for your interest in this rulemaking, which will create a new Chapter in the Washington Administrative Code: Chapter 173-408 WAC - Landfill Methane Emissions.  

The purpose of this new chapter is to implement Reducing Methane Emissions from Landfills (Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1663, Chapter 179, Laws of 2022, codified as Chapter 70A.540 RCW).   

Ecology is planning to address the following topics in this rulemaking: 
  • Reporting requirements  
  • Monitoring requirements  
  • Technology installation and performance requirements  
  • Penalties for violation of law and implemented rules  
  • Other possible requirements    

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Send us your comments on the draft rule. We will use your comments to help develop our proposed rule. We will not provide a formal response to comments provided during the informal comment period.  

Next steps  
After the informal comment period ends, we will:  
  • Consider all comments as we develop the proposed rule  
  • Provide updates to those who share their contact information 
  • Propose the rule with a formal public comment period that includes a public hearing   

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