Upland Fin-Fish Hatching and Rearing General NPDES Permit

Permit Purpose and Background

The current Upland Fin-Fish Hatching and Rearing General Permit (Hatchery Permit) is scheduled to expire on August 1, 2015.  The Department of Ecology is beginning the process to rewrite the Hatchery Permit.  Facilities covered under this General Permit were required to reapply for coverage by February 1, 2015 (180 days before the expiration of the current permit) per section S10 Application for Permit Renewal.  The permit conditions the discharge of pollutants from upland hatcheries and rearing facilities into waters of the state.  The permit implements the Federal Clean Water Act, the State Water Pollution Control Act, and Chapter 173-221A WAC.

Ecology will begin work on the reissuance of the Upland Fin-Fish Hatching and Rearing General Permit in 2015.

Ecology will update the estimated schedule below as necessary:

Event Date Comments
Publish Draft Permit and Fact Sheet August 19, 2015 On schedule
Public Workshops, Hearings September 28, 2015 Lacey, WA 2:00 pm
Public Comment Period August 19 - October 5, 2015 On schedule
Final Permit Effective December1, 2015 On-schedule

We want to hear from you: If you have comments about the current permit, suggestions on ways to improve the permit, or concerns about the permit reissuance, contact Lori LeVander (425) 649-7039 or Lori.LeVander@ecy.wa.gov

Current Fin-Fish Hatching and Rearing General Permit

Main Contact: Lori LeVander

Regional permit managers:

Anna Harris
509-457-7119
anha461@ecy.wa.gov

Central Regional Office

Jim Chulos
509-329-3565
jchu461@ecy.wa.gov

Eastern Regional Office

Lori LeVander
425-649-7039
llev461@ecy.wa.gov

Northwest Regional Office

Kevin Hancock
360-407-6298
khan461@ecy.wa.gov

Southwest Regional Office - Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties

Paul Stasch
360-407-6273
psta461@ecy.wa.gov

Southwest Regional Office - Mason, Pierce, and Thurston Counties

Last updated February 2015