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Reducing Toxic Chemicals in Fish, Sediments and Water

Fishing on the Skokomish

Why it matters

Washington’s marine and fresh waters are home to rich stocks of fish and shellfish. Protecting the health of these resources is important for the well-being of the state’s environment, economy, and people. More...

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Water Quality Standards Rule-making: Ecology is involving key parties, other interests and the public as it addresses complex science and public policy issues around adopting new human health-based water quality standards and implementation tools. This work is important because it protects people who swim in our waters and eat fish from our waters. We are developing implementation tools to provide paths towards compliance.

>> See more information about the Water Quality Standards Rule-making


Upcoming Water Quality Standards Policy Forum and Delegates' Table Involvement Opportunities


The Water Quality Policy Forum and Delegates' Table meetings are facilitated public policy discussions involving key parties, other interests, and the public as Ecology addreses the complex science and public policy issues around adopting new human health-based water quality standards and implementation tools.

>> Read more about the Policy Forum and Delegates' Table

Who can I contact with questions?


Becca Conklin
Water Quality Standards Coordinator
Phone: 360-407-6413
E-Mail: SWQS@ecy.wa.gov

Toxics Reduction Strategy Work Group: The goal of the group is to explore opportunities to develop a new framework for preventing toxic pollution that delivers greater environmental and human health benefits while minimizing transaction costs for controlling such pollution.

>> See more information about the Toxics Reduction Strategy Workgroup


Toxics Reduction Strategy Workgroup


Comments received by Ecology on the Workgroup's white paper on Toxics Policy Reform for Washington State are now available.

More information can be found on the workgroup page.


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STATUS

See the Water Quality rulemaking timeline

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS

Fish Consumption Rates Technical Support Document, Version 2.0
(PDF, 2MB)

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