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Toxics Cleanup Program

Sediment removal

Comments Received on

Preliminary SMS Rule Language Prepared for the Sediment Cleanup Advisory Committee

In early October 2011, Ecology released preliminary Sediment Management Standards rule language  for discussion and comment with the Sediment Cleanup Advisory Committee. Three meetings were held with the committee to discuss the preliminary rule language in October, November, and December 2011.

Ecology will accept comments from the committee until 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2012. If you wish to provide comments on the preliminary rule language, please submit your comments in the format provided in the SMS Comment Form . Your comments can be emailed to, and viewed below; the list will be updated weekly.

Ecology will review all comments received and use this information to develop a formal draft of the SMS rule for public comment. We plan to have the formal draft of the SMS rule available for public comment in spring 2012.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your input.

Comments received for the weeks ending:

May 4, 2012

U.S. Envionrmental Protection Agency, Region 10
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

March 26, 2012

Seattle Corp of Engineers

February 10, 2012

Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

February 3, 2012

Anchor QEA

January 20, 2012:

City of Tacoma
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Hart Crowser
King County
Landau Associates
People for Puget Sound, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, ReSources,
        Northwest Environmental Advocates
Port of Bellingham
Port of Olympia
Port of Seattle
Spokane Tribe
Washington Public Ports Association

January 13, 2012:

City of Seattle
Valerie Partridge

January 6, 2012:

James Miller
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

December 30, 2011:

Nancy Winters

December 16, 2011:

Ken Johnson/Weyerhaeuser
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

October 11, 2011

Avocet Consulting


Please contact
Chance Asher
(360) 407-6914