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Potential Legislative Changes- Chapter 70.90 RCW

Health, Department of
Title of action
Potential Legislative Changes- Chapter 70.90 RCW
Date significant agency action was initiated
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Agency-request legislation
Brief description of significant agency actions for which the agency is initiating an environmental justice assessment.
The Washington State Department of Health (department) is conducting an Environmental Justice Assessment on potential agency legislative action for 2025. The department is considering a bill to amend chapter 70.90 RCW which regulates water recreation facilities. The proposed amendments would align state law with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) standards. The MAHC is based on the latest science and water recreation best practices.
Methods for providing public comment for agency consideration as part of the environmental justice assessment.
Proposed amendments to chapter 70.90 RCW will be posted on our webpage below and sent out via email to interested parties for their review. Comments on proposed amendments can be sent to Visit our website for more information on how to get involved.