Low Impact Development and Monitoring Preliminary Draft Permit Language Comments

Informal Public Comment Period: May 16, 2011 - June 17, 2011

The Department of Ecology (Ecology) held an informal public comment period on preliminary draft permit language and supporting documentation covering low impact development (LID) and monitoring requirements for reissuance of the 2012 Municipal Stormwater General Permits. The preliminary draft documents are posted at the bottom of this page.

Ecology thanks all those who submitted comments on the preliminary draft permit language. This informal comment period provided an early opportunity for public feedback on the proposed documents. Ecology will use the comments and suggestions to improve the permit requirements in the next draft. Ecology has posted the comments we received below. Since this comment period is informal, Ecology will not prepare a Response to Comments document.

Public Comments Received on Preliminary Draft LID and Monitoring Requirements

Online Comments

Respondent Comments
Multiple Respondents Online Comment File

This file includes comments submitted to Ecology through the online comment form. It is organized by topic fields and includes a clickable Table of Contents for easy navigation.

Phase I Cities

Respondent Comments Attachments
  1. Letter

  2. Letter (LID)

  3. Letter (Monitoring)

  1. Attachment

  2. Attachment

  3. Attachment (Monitoring Options)

  4. Attachment (Option 4A)

  5. Attachment (Option 4B)

  6. Attachment (Option 5A)

  7. Attachment (Option 5B)

Tacoma Letter  

Western Washington Phase II Cities

Respondent Comments Attachments
Battle Ground Letter  
  1. Letter

  2. Letter

  1. Attachment
  2. Attachment
Burlington Letter  
Centralia Letter  
Covington Letter  
Duvall Letter  
Everett Letter  
Fife Letter  
Issaquah Letter  
Kelso Letter  
Kenmore Letter  
Kirkland Letter  
Lacey Letter  
Longview Letter  
Marysville Letter  
Mill Creek Letter  
Mount Vernon Letter  
Olympia Letter
  1. Attachment
Port Angeles Letter  
Port Orchard Letter  
Poulsbo Letter  
Puyallup Letter
  1. Attachment
  2. Attachment
Renton Letter  
Sammamish Letter  
SeaTac Letter  
Snohomish Letter  
Sumner Letter  
Vancouver Letter  
Washougal Letter  

Eastern Washington Phase 2 Cities

Respondent Comments Attachments
East Wenatchee Letter  
Moses Lake Letter  
Pullman Letter  
Richland Letter  
Spokane Letter  
Wenatchee Letter  

Phase I Counties

Respondent Comments Attachments
Clark County Letter
  1. Attachment
King County Letter
  1. Attachment
  2. Attachment
  3. Attachment
Pierce County Letter  
Snohomish County Letter
  1. Attachment
  2. Attachment

Western Washington Phase II Counties

Respondent Comments Attachments
Kitsap County Letter  
Thurston County Letter  
Whatcom County Letter  

Eastern Washington Phase II Counties

Respondent Comments Attachments
Chelan County Chelan County Commissioners Letter

Chelan County Public Works Letter

Douglas County Douglas County Commissioners Letter

Douglas County Transportation
& Land Services Letter

Spokane County Letter  
Walla Walla


Walla Walla County Commissioners Letter

Walla Walla County Public Works Letter

Yakima County Letter  

Secondary Permittees

Respondent Comments Attachments
Port of Seattle Letter
  1. Attachment
Port of Tacoma Letter  

Private associations, organizations, businesses, and individuals

Respondent Comments Attachments
Anna Nissen, Architect Letter  
Association of Washington Cities Letter  
Carole Richmond, Carnegie Group Letter  
Craig Doberstein, Herrera Environmental Consultants Letter  
Doug Beyerlein, Clear Creek Solutions Letter  
EarthJustice for People for Puget Sound and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Letter  
Lisa Tario Letter  
Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board Letter  
Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties Letter  
Mike Chappelle for Environmental Law Clinic, Spokane Riverkeeper, Lands Council, and Futurewise Letter  
People for Puget Sound and a broad coalition of conservation groups (unsigned) Letter  
Quadrant Homes Letter  
Ravi Grover, Citizen Letter  
Regional Road Maintenance ESA Forum Letter  
Ross Dunning Letter  
Sightline Institute Letter  
Stormwater Work Group Letter  
Washington Public Ports Association Letter  

State, Federal, and Tribal Government

Respondent Comments Attachments
Region 10, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Letter  
Michael Hepp, Washington Dept of Ecology Letter  
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Fisheries Division Letter  
Rory Calhoun, Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Letter  
Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Letter
  1. Attachment
Gerry O’Keefe, Puget Sound Partnership Letter  

Materials for review and comment

Phase I Municipal Stormwater General Permit

Phase II Western Washington Municipal Stormwater General Permit

Phase II Eastern Washington Municipal Stormwater General Permit

Frequently Asked Questions on LID and Monitoring

Developing LID Standards – Ecology’s advisory group process for LID requirements

Stormwater Work Group – Ecology’s advisory group process for monitoring requirements

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