Department of Ecology News Release - July 17, 2014

Public meeting July 22 about water quality standards
Will discuss next steps and path forward

OLYMPIA – Key interest groups and the general public are invited to a July 22 meeting to learn about next steps in updating the state’s water quality standards for toxics.

The proposed updates have been developed in part by looking at how much fish we eat.

The meeting will discuss the Department of Ecology’s approach to developing the draft rule.

The public meeting will be held as an interactive webinar from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PST). 

People can join the meeting online and by phone with the ability to ask questions, participate in discussions, and watch presentations. Free registration for the webinar is available online.

Participants can also join the meeting in person at Ecology headquarters auditorium in Lacey, 300 Desmond Drive, Lacey, WA 98503-1274. There is no need to register for the webinar if attending in person.

“The public meeting is an important opportunity for Ecology to share near-term steps of the public process to meet the Governor’s directive,” said Heather Bartlett, manager of Ecology’s Water Quality Program.

Learn more about the meeting and this work at Ecology’s rule-making website. Sign up for email updates to stay informed on upcoming events and actions.

Gov. Inslee issued a recent news announcement regarding this effort.

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Contact:

Sandy Howard, Ecology communications, 360-407-6408, @ecologyWA