2012 Draft Municipal Stormwater General Permit Comment Period

On October 19, 2011 Ecology released the following draft municipal stormwater permits for a 3 1/2 month-long public comment period:

Ecology issued two versions of each permit as directed by 2011 legislation:

Draft Permits and Fact Sheets

Public Comments on the Draft Permits

Ecology received comments from at least 180 entities and individual, as well as group emails, petitions, and form letters from several thousand citizens. Ecology will consider these public comments as it revises the permits. Ecology plans to issue the final permits in June 2012 with a Summary of and Response to Comments.

For more information on permit reissuance:

Workshops and Public Hearings

Ecology held 8 public workshops across the state to present information on the draft permits and answer questions, and held public hearings following five of those workshops:

Eastern Washington – Workshop presentation on the Draft Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit

Western Washington – Workshop presentation on the Draft Phase I and Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permits

For questions, contact:

Phase I permit: Carrie Graul, 360-407-7221

Phase II permits: Harriet Beale, 360-407-6457

Municipal Stormwater Regional contacts