Large Onsite Sewage Systems Penalty Schedule Rulemaking

What's Happening?

We are considering amending chapter 246-272B WAC to establish a penalty schedule for the issuance of civil penalties.


RCW 70A.115.050 gives the department the ability to assess a penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars per day for every violation of a law or rule regulating large onsite sewage systems. The department has been issuing penalties of up to ten thousand dollars, depending on the severity of the violation. However, the department desires to increase clarity to the public with a penalty schedule established in rule. Rules establishing a penalty schedule would clarify the department’s penalties based on the severity of the violation.

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Rulemaking Files

LOSS Penalty Schedule – CR-101 (PDF) 


Ashlie Laydon, Rules Coordinator

Andrew Jones, Environmental Engineer