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Reducing Toxic Chemicals in Fish, Sediments and Water

Past activities and events

Water Quality Policy Forum

March 28, 2013
Spokane Valley, and via webinar

Approximately 100 people participated the March 28, 2013 informational Policy Forum meeting.

Presentation materials: (PDFs)


Water Quality Policy Forum

February 8, 2013
Ecology Headquarters, and via webinar

Approximately 150 people participated the February 8, 2013 informational Policy Forum meeting.

Presentation materials: (PDFs)


Water Quality Policy Forum

December 10, 2012
Ecology Headquarters, and via webinar

The December 10, 2012 meeting was a Policy Forum informational session. The Delegate’s Table did not convene on this date. Approximately 150 people participated in this meeting.

Presentation materials: (PDFs)


Water Quality Delegate’s Table and Policy Forum

October 29, 2012
Ecology Headquarters, and video conference locations in Bellevue, Spokane, and Yakima

The following Delegates attended the October 29, 2012 Policy Forum Delegate’s Table:

  • Nina Bell - Northwest Environmental Advocates)
  • Courtney Barnes - Association of Washington Business (alternate for Bruce Hope of Western States Petroleum Association)
  • Gary Chandler - Association of Washington Business
  • Ken Johnson - Weyerhaeuser
  • Heather Kibbey - City of Everett
  • Sandra Kilroy - King County
  • Bruce Rawls - Spokane County
  • Carl Schroeder - Association of Washington Cities
  • David Steele - Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers
  • John Stuhlmiller - Washington Farm Bureau

Meeting Materials and Presentations:


Public Comment Period on the Fish Consumption Rates Technical Support Document, Version 2.0

Ended on Friday, October 26, 2012

Ecology has released an update to the technical support document that evaluates available data on fish consumption by Washington residents. The public was invited to review and comment on the updated version of the Fish Consumption Rates Technical Support Document.
>> Click here to view the comments.


Public Workshop on Reducing Toxics in Fish, Sediment, and Water

Video conference workshop
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The workshop provided an in-depth explanation of Ecology’s revised approach for adopting human health criteria for water quality and cleaning up contaminated sediments as stated by Ecology’s Director Ted Sturdevant. View Director Sturdevant’s letter and a timeline for Ecology’s work.

Videos of workshop presentations (on YouTube):

Workshop presentations and handouts:

Technical Workshops on Fish Consumption
| Summary | Agenda | Presentation | Workshop Handout | (all are PDF format)

Workshops were held in the following locations:

  • May 7, 2012 — Ellensburg
  • May 8, 2012 — Tacoma
  • May 15, 2012 — Spokane Valley


Public Comment Period on the Fish Consumption Technical Document

Ended on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 (5 p.m.)

Ecology asked for comments on a newly released technical support document, which focused on fish consumption in Washington and existing environmental and human health information. The draft document is called “Fish Consumption Rates Technical Support Document: A Review of Data and Information About Fish Consumption in Washington.

For more information about the public comment period, see the Oct. 11 news release.


Surface Water Quality Standards Public Workshop

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 (1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.)
Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District Administration Building
Agenda

The material presented at this meeting covered the same topics as a previous meeting held in Lacey on December 13, 2011. Ecology staff summarized material previously presented by the EPA and Oregon DEQ. See the Surface Water Quality Standards rule-making web page for meeting information and materials.

Surface Water Quality Standards Public Workshop
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Lacey Community Center, Lacey WA
Agenda

Ecology held a series of public workshops to discuss potential changes to implementation tools. See the Surface Water Quality Standards rule-making web page for meeting information and materials.


Public Workshop: Fish Consumption Technical Workshop

Monday, December 12, 2011
UW South Campus Center, South Lake Union, Seattle

The Department of Ecology convened a broad-based, public workshop about the state’s move to update the fish consumption rate. See the announcement postcard (pdf).

Agenda

NEW! 1/26/12 Presentations:

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