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New state-led water quality standards rule:
We invite your comments through April 22

Water Quality Standards for Toxics, Fish Consumption Rates

On April 22, 2016, a public comment period closed on a new state-led proposed rule to update water quality standards for toxics in Washington. This is also known as the fish consumption rule, or the human health criteria rule. This work is accompanied by longstanding and continued efforts to reduce toxic threats in Washington.

We are in the process of reviewing comments we received on this proposed rule.

Learn more by visiting our rulemaking website.



Protecting and advancing Washington's values of human, environmental and economic health while sharing our valuable surface waters.