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Water Quality Standards for Protecting Human Health
(Fish consumption rates)
Chapter 173-201A WAC

Public Comments Received on the Proposed Rule

February 23 – April 22, 2016 Comment Period

January 8 – March 23, 2015 Comment Period

This proposed rule was withdrawn on August 4, 2015.

> Transcripts of oral comments

> March 3, 2015: Spokane

> March 4, 2015: Yakima

> March 12, 2015: Olympia, Session #1

> March 12, 2015: Olympia, Session #2

> Written comments

> Alcoa Company

> American Exploration & Mining Association

> Anchor QEA LLC

> Association of Washington Business

> Association of Washington Cities

> Babayan, Margaret

> Bard, Richard

> Beddill, Marian

> Boeing Company, The

> Bradley, Jeff

> Branch, Ethel

> Bremer, John

> Chapman, Louann

> Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve

> City of Bellingham

> City of Everett

> Clear Creek Systems (Petition)

> Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

> Columbia Riverkeeper members

> Columbia Riverkeeper: Submittal of Business & NGO Letter

> Columbia Riverkeeper: Submittal of Commercial Fishing Industry Letter

> Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation DNR

> Danner, Kim

> Dickerson, Marylou

> Floyd | Snider

> Gannon (Petition)

> Gates, Patty

> Gonsalves, Norman M

> Guidry, Rachel

> Hall, Lucas

> Inland Empire Paper Company

> Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

> Kalispel Tribe

> King County

> Kinross Company

> Lagergren, Henry

> Lands Council, The

> Loerch, Ronna

> Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

> Lummi Nation

> McArthur, Connie

> Metropolitan Water Pollution Abatement Advisory Committee (King County)

> Miller, Tommy

> Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Fisheries Division

> National Council for Air and Stream Improvement

> North Sound Baykeeper

> Northwest Environmental Advocates

> Northwest Food Processors Association

> Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

> Northwest Pulp & Paper Association

> OneAmerica

> O'Neill, Catherine

> Parr, Susan

> PCC Natural Markets

> Peeler, Dave

> Pierce County

> Poirier, Jeanne

> Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe Jeromy Sullivan

> Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (Petition)

> Puyallup Tribe of Indians

> Quileute Tribal Council

> Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District

> Russell, Don

> Salmon Defense Chairman Robert Whitener Jr

> Sanderlin, Cliff & Marks, Heather

> Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Natural Resources Department

> Schomberg, Joel

> Scott, Dan

> Scott, Jay T

> Seattle Human Rights Commission (3-23-2015)

> Seattle Human Rights Commission (3-9-2015)

> Serpa, Jenny

> Skokomish Tribe

> Smith, Richard (Smith & Lowney PLLC)

> Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

> Spokane County Utilities Division

> Spokane Riverkeeper

> Spokane Tribal Natural Resources Department

> Stillaguamish Tribal Chair, Shawn Yanity

> Suquamish Tribe

> Swinomish Indian Tribal Community & Chairman Cladoosby

> Tulalip Tribes Chairman Herman Williams Sr

> University Prep Students

> Upper Skagit Indian Tribe

> US Environmental Protection Agency

> Washington Environmental Council

> Washington Farm Bureau

> Washington Public Ports Association

> Washington State Water Resources Association

> Waterkeepers Washington & PCFFA Institute for Fisheries Resources

Submittal email
Comments Cover Letter 03-23-15
WQS comments 3-23-15
> Supporting Documents
Asian Pacific Islander Seafood Consumption 05-27-99
Catherine O'Neill Article Spring 2013
Columbia Fish Contaminant Survey 1996-1998
Colville 01-17-12
CPRBlog WA State’s Weakened Water Quality Standards Will Keep Fish Off the Table,Undermine Tribal Health
CRITFC Fish Consumption Survey Oct-1994
Declaration(1st) of Allen B Chartrand 12-02-14
Declaration(2nd) of Allen B Chartrand 01-09-15
Declaration of Bart Mihailovich
Declaration of Brett VandenHeuvel
Declaration of Chris Wilke
Declaration of Glen Spain
Declaration of Jeremy Brown
Declaration of John Green
Declaration of Katelyn Kinn
Declaration of Matthew Warning exA
Declaration of Matthew Warning
Declaration of Michael Harves
Declaration of Roben White
Declaration of Wendy Steffensen
Duwamish ROD EJ Analysis (Excerpt)
Elwha presentation
Fish intake guidelines incorporating n-3 fatty acid intake and contaminant exposure
Health Disparities Experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives 08-01-03
Human Health Ambient Water Quality Criteria and Fish Consumption Rates FAQs
Ltr to Barry Burnell from Michael Bussell(Idaho)05-10-12
Ltr to Barry Burnell from Michael Bussell(Idaho,Excerpt)05-10-12
Ltr to Becca Conklin from Jannine Jennings 12-16-10
Ltr to Doug Ericksen from Dennis McLerran 01-20-15
Ltr to Jay Inslee from Tim Ballew (Lummi Nation) 04-04-14
Ltr to Kelly Susewind & Jim Pendowski from Jannine Jennings 01-17-12
Ltr to Maia Bellon from Dennis McLerran 04-08-14
Ltr to Maia Bellon from Dennis McLerran 06-21-13
Ltr to Maia Bellon from Dennis McLerran 12-18-14
Ltr to Neil Mullane from Michael Bussell(Oregon)06-01-10
Ltr to Susan Braley from Jannine Jennings(Memo)11-10-10
Ltr to Ted Sturdevant from Dennis McLerran 09-06-12
Lummi Nation Seafood Consumption Study 08-31-12
ME WQS EPA Decision Letter Attachment A 02-02-15
Muckleshoot Food Program Fosters Creative Solutions NW Indian Fisheries Commission 02-08-12
NEJAC Environmental Justice Report Nov-2002
Norgaard Karuk Health Effects of Altered Diet Aug-2014
Suquamish Survey Aug-2000
Swinomish-Donutato and Harper Survey 2008
The Epidemic of Obesity in American Indian Communities
Traditional foods-CDC pt1
Tulalip Squaxin Survey 1996
WA DEP Email from Windward Consultant 12-16-13
Whyte Food Justice Collective Self Determination

> Weis, Gaythia (InfoPteryx LLC)

> Western States Petroleum Association

> Weyerhaeuser


> Yakama Nation

> Zemel, Marc

> Comments received via email form

> Responses received via email form A

> Responses received via email form B

> Responses received via email form C

> Petitions

September 30 – October 24, 2014 SEPA scoping notice Comment Period


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