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Program Template

Public Meeting Activity

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is working on two related rules for the Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington, Chapter 173-201A WAC.

Specifically, this rule-making activity will:

  1. Establish new human health criteria. (See formal rulemaking documents.)
  2. Provide new implementation and compliance tools for dischargers. (See formal rulemaking documents.)

See the preliminary draft rule package for Human Health Criteria and Implementation Tools released by Ecology on September 30, 2014.

Public Meeting Activity


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Unless otherwise specified, the following documents are in PDF format.


Date Action
July 22, 2014

Public Meeting (Lacey, WA)

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November 6, 2013

Public Meeting (Lacey, WA)

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August 28, 2012

Public Workshop on Reducing Toxics in Fish, Sediment, and Water (Lacey, WA)

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January 11, 2012

Public Workshop (Liberty Lake, WA)

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December 13, 2011

Public Workshop (Lacey, WA)

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October 25, 2011

CR-101 Filed: A rule revision was initiated to update Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington - Chapter 173-201A WAC.

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Last updated February 2015