Washington State Department of Ecology - March 18, 2013

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Water quality standards Policy Forum in Spokane Valley March 28

OLYMPIA – The Department of Ecology (Ecology) is convening the fourth Water Quality Policy Forum on March 28 in Spokane Valley to continue discussions about potential changes to the Surface Water Quality Standards (WAC 173-201A). 

Ecology’s series of Policy Forums continues Ecology’s public discussion about its rulemaking processes and issues related to adopting new water quality standards for toxics. The Forum will also cover new tools under development to help the regulated  community implement the new standards.

People may attend the Forum in person in Spokane Valley or they may participate remotely with a computer and a telephone.

The Forum is set for Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PST) at CenterPlace Regional Event Center Auditorium, 2426 N. Discovery Place in Spokane Valley (http://www.centerplacespokanevalley.com/map_09.pdf.) To reserve a seat, please email swqs@ecy.wa.gov

Free registration is required for webinar participants. Webinar participants will be able watch and listen to presentations by computer and telephone, as well as to ask live questions.

Webinar registration is available online.

More information about the Policy Forum is available at online.

To find out more about Ecology’s efforts to revise the Surface Water Quality Standards, contact Becca Conklin at swqs@ecy.wa.gov or 360-407-6413

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Media Contacts:

Sandy Howard, 360-407-7004; 360-791-3177 (cellular); sandy.howard@ecy.wa.gov

For more information:

Reducing Toxics in Fish, Sediments and Water (www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/swqs/Currswqsruleactiv.html)

Water Quality Program (www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/wqhome.html)

Ecology’s social media (www.ecy.wa.gov/about/newmedia.html)