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Feedback on Current Rulemaking

Ecology is receiving letters that provide comments on the surface water quality standards. These letters are not part of any formal comment period.

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December 21, 2015: Washington Department of Ecology's comments on EPA's proposed regulation at 80 FR No.177, Monday September 14, 2015, pages 55063 – 55077

May 13, 2015: National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) letter to EPA concerning WA State's proposed Human Health Criteria and implementation provisions

January 20, 2015: EPA Response to Senator Ericksen concerning WA State human health criteria rulemaking

December 19, 2014: WA State Water Resources Association comments on human health criteria draft rule

December 18, 2014: WQ Standards Promulgation Letter from EPA to Ecology's Director

December 16, 2014: Association of Washington Business (AWB) suggested clarification and improvements to the proposed Water Quality rule update

October 28, 2014: Everett Public Works to Office of the Governor on Ecology's proposed Water Quality Standards revision

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September 12, 2014: Feedback from discharge permit holders on preliminary draft rule

September 5, 2014: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission letter to Governor Inslee concerning Response to Washington's proposal for human health criteria and revised water quality standards

April 11, 2014: Email letter from a group of organizations, businesses, and the Duwamish Tribe to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Support for Health Protective Water Quality Standards without Loopholes

April 9, 2014: Puyallup Tribe of Indians letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Upcoming Revisions to Human Health-Based Water Quality Standards

April 8, 2014: Dennis McLerran (EPA) letter to Ecology Director Maia Bellon

April 7, 2014: Kalispel Tribe of Indians letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Upcoming Revisions to Human Health-Based Water Quality Standards

April 7, 2014: Schnitzer Steel Industries letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Washington's update to Human Health Criteria/Water Quality Standards

April 3, 2014: City of Everett letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Washington's update to Human Health Water Quality Criteria - "Fish consumption" standards

April 3, 2014: Lummi Indian Business Council letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Fish Consumption, Health Risk, and Washington's Water Quality Standards

April 3, 2014: Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Washington's Human Health Water Quality Criteria Policy Objectives

April 3, 2014: City of Renton letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Washington's Update to Human Health Water quality Criteria - Fish Consumption Standards

April 2, 2014: Stillaguamish tribe of Indians letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Washington's Water Quality Human Health Criteria

April 2, 2014: Orion Industries letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Washington's Update to Human Health Water Quality Criteria

April 1, 2014: Local governments' and industries' letter to Governor Jay Inslee

March 31, 2014: Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Fish Consumption, Health Risk, and Washington's Water Quality Standards

March 28, 2014: The Tulalip Tribes letter to Governor Jay Inslee concerning Washington Water Quality Standards and Human Health Criteria

March 26, 2014: Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation letter to Governor Jay Inslee

March 21, 2014: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission to Ecology - Recommendations on NPDES Compliance Tools Rulemaking and Implementation of Human Health Criteria

March 12, 2014: The Boeing Company - Letter to Governor Inslee concerning the state's ongoing Water Quality Standards rulemaking

January 31, 2014: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission - Follow-up from December Leadership Meeting on Water Quality Standards

January 4, 2014: Department of Ecology comment on EPA's draft water quality standards regulation

December 4, 2013: HDR Report for Association of Washington Business: "Treatment Technology Review and Assessment”

August 19, 2013: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to Congressman Doc Hastings

August 19, 2013: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to Weyerhaeuser

July 26, 2013: Congress of the United States to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Headquarters

July 23, 2013: Earthjustice (on behalf of Waterkeepers Washington) to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10

July 16, 2013: Weyerhaeuser to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10

June 21, 2013: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to Ecology

June 18, 2013: Association of Washington Tribes to Governor Jay Inslee

February 26 2013: Northwest Environmental Advocates to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of the Interior, NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

January 18, 2013: Association of Washington Business to Ecology

January 17, 2013: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to the Squaxin Island Tribe

October 31, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to Washington Waterkeepers (Columbia Riverkeeper, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, North Sound Baykeeper, and Spokane Riverkeeper)

October 30, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to the Tulalip Tribes

October 30, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to the Squaxin Island Tribe

October 18, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

October 10, 2012: Northwest Pulp & Paper and National Council for Air and Stream Improvement to Ecology

October 5, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to the Squaxin Island Tribe

September 30, 2012: Squaxin Island Tribe to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10

September 25, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

September 25, 2012: Ecology to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10

September 14, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

September 14, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

September 7, 2012: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10

September 7, 2012: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10

September 6, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10 to Ecology

August 24, 2012: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10

August 24, 2012: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10

August 17, 2012: Ecology to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

August 16, 2012: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission to Ecology

July 16, 2012: Open letter from Ted Sturdevant, Director, Dept of Ecology

May 14, 2012: Ecology response to Representative Richard DeBolt (with enclosures)

May 14, 2012: Ecology response to Association of Washington Business

May 4, 2012: Ecology response to Christian McCabe, Director, Northwest Pulp & Paper Association

April 24, 2012: Ecology response to Ken Johnson’s Implementation Ideas

April 19, 2012: Association of Washington Business letter to Ecology

March 22, 2012: Ken Johnson (representing Association of Washington Business) to Ecology

March 19, 2012: Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission to Ecology

March 12, 2012: Representative Richard DeBolt to Ecology: Select Summary of State Human Health Toxics Water Quality Standards Revisions Fish Consumption Rates (FCR) and Agency Development Processes

March 4, 2012: Community Coalition for Environmental Justice to Governor Christine Gregoire

February 29, 2012: The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to Lisa Brown, WA Senate Majority Leader

February 29, 2012: Suquamish Tribe to Governor Christine Gregoire

February 29, 2012: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission to Governor Christine Gregoire

February 28, 2012: The Tulalip Tribes to Governor Christine Gregoire

February 27, 2012: Coeur D’Alene Tribe to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10

February 17, 2012: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to Senator James Hargrove

February 13, 2012: Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians – Resolution #12-19

February 2, 2012: Ecology's early response to Draft Fish Consumption Rates Technical Support Document Comments

January 18, 2012: Joint letter to Ecology: Contributors: Northwest Environmental Advocates, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group, People For Puget Sound, and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.

January 17, 2012: Washington Waterkeepers Joint letter to Ecology: Contributors: Columbia Riverkeeper, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, North Sound Baykeeper, and Spokane Riverkeeper.

January 11, 2012: Squaxin Island Tribe Formal Policy Statement on Ecology’s Effort to Revise Fish Consumption Rates.

November 14, 2011: Joint letter to Ecology: Contributors: Northwest Environmental Advocates, Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club – Washington Chapter, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Spokane Riverkeeper, North Sound Baykeeper, Washington Toxics Coalition, People for Puget Sound, Lands Council, Citizens for a Healthy Bay, Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Olympic Environmental Council, Wild Fish Conservancy, Friends of the Earth, Waste Action Project, Sequalitchew Creek Watershed Council, and Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition.

January 17, 2011: Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation to Ecology

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