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Public Comment Period: August 15  -  October 29, 2012 on

Proposed Amendments to Chapter 173-204 WAC, Sediment Management Standards (SMS) 

On August 15, 2012, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) filed proposed amendments to Chapter 173-204 WAC, Sediment Management Standards (SMS).   The proposed rule amendments and supporting environmental and economic analyses  documents  are available for public review and comment. Public hearings will be held in five locations throughout the state between September 26 and October 4, 2012.

Ecology will accept comments from August 15, 2012 until 11:59 p.m. on October 29, 2012. If you wish to provide comments, please submit them in the format provided in the SMS Comment Form . Your comments can be emailed to, and viewed below; the list will be updated weekly.

All comments received will become part of the official record.   Ecology will review all comments received, and publish responses in a document called a Concise Explanatory Statement, which will be available after the rule is adopted.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your input.

Comments Received:

Governments  |  Tribes  |  Councils

Respondent Comments  
City of Renton Letter  
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Letter Attachment
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Letter  
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Letter  
King County Department of Resources and Parks Letter  
National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. Letter  
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest Letter  
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Letter  
Port of Olympia Letter  
Port of Port Angeles E-mail-Letter  
Port of Seattle Comment Form  
Seattle Public Utilities E-mail-Letter  
Seattle University School of Law Center for Indian Law & Policy Comments  
Sediment Cleanup Advisory Committee Members Letter  
Spokane Tribe of Indians Letter  
Squaxin Island Tribe Letter  
Suquamish Tribe Letter  
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Letter  
Tulalip Tribes Letter  
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland Letter/Comments  
U.S. Department of the Interior Letter Tables
Washington State Department of Natural Resources Letter  

Businesses |  Associations

Respondent Comments
AECOM Letter
Anchor QEA Comment Form
Association of Washington Business  Comment Form
Boeing Company E-mail-Letter
Boise White Paper LLC - Wallula Mill E-mail-Letter
BP Cherry Point Refinery Letter
The Dow Chemical Company E-mail
Georgia-Pacific LLC Comment Form
Greenbrier Companies Letter
Hayman Environmental, LLC E-mail
Landau Associates Comment Form
Nippon Paper Industries USA Letter
Northwest Pulp & Paper Association Letter
Pioneer Technologies Corporation, Comment Form
Sediment Management Workgroup Letter
Stoel Rives Comment Form
TransAlta Letter
Washington Public Ports Assocation Letter-Comment Form
Washington State Water Resources Association E-mail-Letter
Waterkeepers of Washington E-mail-Letter
Western States Petroleum Association E-mail-Letter
Weyerhaeuser Review


Respondent Comments  
Dunn, Larry Comment Form Comment Form
Hansen, Tori P. E-mail  
Kissinger, Lon E-mail-Comment Form  


Please contact
Chance Asher
(360) 407-6914