Human Health Criteria and Implementation Tools Rulemaking
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is working on two related rules for the Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington, Chapter 173-201A WAC.
Specifically, this rule-making activity will:
Formal Rulemaking Documents:
Policy Forum and Delegates' Table
To support this rule revision process, Ecology is hosting a Water Quality Policy Forum and Delegates' Table to provide a structured dialog to address the complex science and public policy issues of the rulemaking.
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Water Quality Standards Coordinator
Last updated March 2014
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December 10, 2012: Second Water Quality Standards Policy Forum
October 29, 2012: First Surface Water Quality Standards Delegate's Table and Policy Forum.
September 21, 2012: Washington moves forward to adopt new water quality standards for toxics
September 13, 2012: a rule revision was initiated to adopt new human health criteria.
September 13, 2012: intent to begin rule-making was re-initiated.
August 28, 2012: Ecology hosted a video conference workshop on reducing toxics in fish, sediment, and water.
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