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GMA WAC Update – Agriculture Activities in Critical Areas

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Commerce Adopts Rule     10/4/2017

The Department of Commerce has concluded its rulemaking process with amendments to WAC 365-196, Procedural Critera for Adopting Comprehensive Plans and Development Regulations.  The new rules address issues related to the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) and critical areas reagulations for agricultural activities.  The rules also amend WAC 365-196-850, Impact Fees, changing the definition of Fire protection facilities to remove the restriction for the use of impact fees for jurisdicitons that are not part of a fire district.  

The adopted rules and supporting documents can be found under the "Library" tab at the top of this page.  Contact Scott Kuhta (scott.kuhta@commerce.wa.gov) with any questions. 

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