(1) Purpose. This section describes the processes ecology will use to notify the public and amend the PBT list after making a determination that chemicals or groups of chemicals should be added or removed from the PBT list.
(2) Reviewing and updating the PBT list.
Ecology will periodically review and update WAC 173-333-310
. The frequency of review will be determined by credible scientific information available on individual chemicals or chemical groups, rule-making petitions submitted to ecology, and available agency resources. Ecology will comply with the requirements for reviewing and responding to rule-making petitions in the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05
(3) Public notification. If ecology makes a preliminary determination that a chemical should be added or removed from the PBT list, the department will prepare a technical discussion paper that summarizes the scientific information supporting the addition or removal of a chemical and notify the public through an announcement posted on the ecology web site and published in the Washington State Register.
(4) Amending the PBT list.
If ecology makes a final determination that a chemical or chemical group should be added or removed from the PBT list, the department will initiate actions to amend WAC 173-333-310
through formal rule making.
[Statutory Authority: 2004 c 276 and chapter 70.105
RCW. WSR 06-03-094 (Order 04-07), § 173-333-340, filed 1/13/06, effective 2/13/06.]