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Policy Forum

What is the Policy Forum?

The Policy Forum is a process that gave all interested persons an opportunity to learn about the new rulemaking processes to adopt new human health-based water quality standards and implementation tools. All interested persons were welcome to attend the Policy Forum.

Ecology hosted Water Quality Policy Forums on the current rule-making work to enable all interested stakeholders to participate in the rule development process. The Policy Forums were initiated in October 2012 and concluded in September 2013. Policy Forum presentations and meeting materials are available on the following rule activity timeline.

Forum meeting timeline

Date Action
September 12, 2013

Policy Forum 7 (Lacey, WA)

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July 11, 2013

Policy Forum 6 (Yakima, WA)

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May 23, 2013

Policy Forum 5 (Lacey, WA)

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March 28, 2013

Policy Forum 4 (Spokane, WA)

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February 8, 2013

Policy Forum 3 (Lacey, WA)

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December 10, 2012

Policy Forum 2 (Lacey, WA)

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October 29, 2012

Policy Forum 1 and Delegate’s Table 1 (Lacey, WA)

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Learn about the the Delegates’ Table

See Preliminary Draft Rule Package for Human Health Criteria and Implementation Tools released by Ecology on September 30, 2014.

Last updated September 2014


 

Preliminary Draft Rule Package for Human Health Criteria and Implementation Tools released by Ecology on September 30, 2014.

 


Watch a YouTube video presentation on an Overview of Human Health-based Criteria.

Read what people are saying about Ecology’s intent to revise the surface water quality standards.


US EPA: What is a New or Revised Water Quality Standard Under CWA 303(c)(3)? - Frequently Asked Questions (EPA website)

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