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Wastewater Discharge Permit - State Waste Discharge Permit
Meetings & Hearings
Bow, Wa
Start: 12:00 AM
We regulate wastewater released from municipalities or industries using the State Waste Discharge Permit. This permit regulates wastewater that goes into the ground (groundwater) or to a publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  Learn more about water quality individual permits.
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Chapter 173-501 WAC - WRIA 1 rule amendment
Meetings & Hearings
Ferndale, WA
Start: 1:00 PM
Background:
This rulemaking would amend Chapter 173-501 WAC, Instream Resources Protection Program - Nooksack Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 1.

The rule amendment will update and add to water management regulations in WRIA 1 to meet the requirements in RCW 90.94.020. We will consider amending the rule to:
  • Add flexibility for projects that retime high flows for instream resource benefits.
  • Establish domestic permit-exempt groundwater withdrawal limits for new users.
  • Make minor technical corrections. Visit our Chapter 173-501 WAC rulemaking page for more information and documents for review.

    We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules.  Ecology follows a 3-phase process for rulemaking:
  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption
For each phase of the process, we update the rulemaking web page and notify interested parties. We also file notice in the Washington State Register. To learn more about Ecology’s rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions.
 
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Chapter 173-501 WAC - WRIA 1 rule amendment
Meetings & Hearings
Lynden, WA
Start: 6:00 PM
Background:
This rulemaking would amend Chapter 173-501 WAC, Instream Resources Protection Program - Nooksack Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 1.

The rule amendment will update and add to water management regulations in WRIA 1 to meet the requirements in RCW 90.94.020. We will consider amending the rule to:
  • Add flexibility for projects that retime high flows for instream resource benefits.
  • Establish domestic permit-exempt groundwater withdrawal limits for new users.
  • Make minor technical corrections. Visit our Chapter 173-501 WAC rulemaking page for more information and documents for review.

    We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules.  Ecology follows a 3-phase process for rulemaking:
  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption
For each phase of the process, we update the rulemaking web page and notify interested parties. We also file notice in the Washington State Register. To learn more about Ecology’s rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions.
> See event details
Wastewater Discharge Permit - State Waste Discharge Permit
Meetings & Hearings
Bow, Wa
Start: 12:00 AM
We regulate wastewater released from municipalities or industries using the State Waste Discharge Permit. This permit regulates wastewater that goes into the ground (groundwater) or to a publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  Learn more about water quality individual permits.
> See event details
Open comment periods:
Closing date:
Chapter 173-501 WAC - WRIA 1 rule amendment
Meetings & Hearings
Mount Vernon, WA
Start: 9:30 AM
Background:
This rulemaking would amend Chapter 173-501 WAC, Instream Resources Protection Program - Nooksack Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 1.

The rule amendment will update and add to water management regulations in WRIA 1 to meet the requirements in RCW 90.94.020. We will consider amending the rule to:
  • Add flexibility for projects that retime high flows for instream resource benefits.
  • Establish domestic permit-exempt groundwater withdrawal limits for new users.
  • Make minor technical corrections. Visit our Chapter 173-501 WAC rulemaking page for more information and documents for review.

    We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules.  Ecology follows a 3-phase process for rulemaking:
  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption
For each phase of the process, we update the rulemaking web page and notify interested parties. We also file notice in the Washington State Register. To learn more about Ecology’s rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions.
> See event details
AO18-01 Chapter 173-224 WAC
Meetings & Hearings
Lacey, WA Join Online
Start: 10:00 AM
This rulemaking would amend Chapter 173-224 WAC – Water Quality Permit Fees. The purpose of this rule proposal to increase fees (for inflation) for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 and make changes to the structure of specific permit fee categories including the Winery General Permit.

We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules. We follow a 3-phase process for rulemaking:
  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption
For each phase of the process, we update the rulemaking web page and notify interested parties. We also file notice in the Washington State Register. To learn more about Ecology’s rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions
> See event details
Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee Meetings
Meetings & Hearings
Renton, WA
Start: 12:30 PM
Background:
As part of Streamflow Restoration (Chapter 90.94 RCW), planning is underway in 15 watersheds across the state. Planning is being led either by previously established, locally led watershed planning groups or new committees chaired by us. All these groups must update or develop plans that help fish by protecting and improving rivers and streams in the watershed. 

The law also invests $300 million over the next 15 years in projects that will help fish and streamflows.
 
Learn more: Visit the Streamflow Restoration webpage to learn more about the law and how we are working on implementation.
> See event details
Rulemaking: AO18-02 Chapter 173-230 WAC
Meetings & Hearings
Lacey, WA
Start: 1:30 PM
This rulemaking would amend chapter WAC 173-230 Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Plants
 
Documents for review
 
We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules. We follows a 3-phase process for rulemaking:
  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption
For each phase of the process, we update the rulemaking web page and notify interested parties. We also file notice in the Washington State Register. To learn more about Ecology’s rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions.
> See event details
Winery General Permit
Meetings & Hearings
Prosser, WA
Start: 12:00 PM
Washington's first Winery General Permit regulates discharges of process wastewater from wineries to land, groundwater, and wastewater treatment plants. This permit goes into effect July 1, 2019.
 
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AO18-02 Chapter 173-230 WAC
Meetings & Hearings
Olympia, WA Join Online
Start: 6:00 PM
This rulemaking would amend chapter WAC 173-230 Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Plants
 
Documents for review
 
We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules. We follows a 3-phase process for rulemaking:
  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption
For each phase of the process, we update the rulemaking web page and notify interested parties. We also file notice in the Washington State Register. To learn more about Ecology’s rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions.
> See event details
Wastewater Discharge Permit - State Waste Discharge Permit
Meetings & Hearings
Bow, Wa
Start: 12:00 AM
We regulate wastewater released from municipalities or industries using the State Waste Discharge Permit. This permit regulates wastewater that goes into the ground (groundwater) or to a publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  Learn more about water quality individual permits.
> See event details
Open comment periods:
Closing date:
Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee Meetings
Meetings & Hearings
Tumwater, WA
Start: 9:00 AM
Background:
As part of Streamflow Restoration (Chapter 90.94 RCW), planning is underway in 15 watersheds across the state. Planning is being led either by previously established, locally led watershed planning groups or new committees chaired by us. All these groups must update or develop plans that help fish by protecting and improving rivers and streams in the watershed.

The law also invests $300 million over the next 15 years in projects that will help fish and streamflows.
 
Learn more: Visit the Streamflow Restoration webpage to learn more about the law and how we are working on implementation.
> See event details
Wastewater Discharge Permit - State Waste Discharge Permit
Meetings & Hearings
Bow, Wa
Start: 12:00 AM
We regulate wastewater released from municipalities or industries using the State Waste Discharge Permit. This permit regulates wastewater that goes into the ground (groundwater) or to a publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  Learn more about water quality individual permits.
> See event details
Open comment periods:
Closing date:
AO18-02 Chapter 173-230 WAC
Meetings & Hearings
Moses Lake, WA
Start: 10:00 AM
This rulemaking would amend chapter WAC 173-230 Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Plants
 
Documents for review
 
We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules. We follows a 3-phase process for rulemaking:
  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption
For each phase of the process, we update the rulemaking web page and notify interested parties. We also file notice in the Washington State Register. To learn more about Ecology’s rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions.
> See event details
Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee Meetings
Meetings & Hearings
Shoreline, WA
Start: 9:30 AM
Background:
As part of Streamflow Restoration (Chapter 90.94 RCW), planning is underway in 15 watersheds across the state. Planning is being led either by previously established, locally led watershed planning groups or new committees chaired by us. All these groups must update or develop plans that help fish by protecting and improving rivers and streams in the watershed. 

The law also invests $300 million over the next 15 years in projects that will help fish and streamflows.
 
Learn more: Visit the Streamflow Restoration webpage to learn more about the law and how we are working on implementation.
> See event details
Winery General Permit
Meetings & Hearings
Auburn, WA
Start: 9:30 AM
Washington's first Winery General Permit regulates discharges of process wastewater from wineries to land, groundwater, and wastewater treatment plants. This permit goes into effect July 1, 2019.
> See event details
Wastewater Discharge Permit - State Waste Discharge Permit
Meetings & Hearings
Bow, Wa
Start: 12:00 AM
We regulate wastewater released from municipalities or industries using the State Waste Discharge Permit. This permit regulates wastewater that goes into the ground (groundwater) or to a publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  Learn more about water quality individual permits.
> See event details
Open comment periods:
Closing date:
Wastewater Discharge Permit - State Waste Discharge Permit
Meetings & Hearings
Bow, Wa
Start: 12:00 AM
We regulate wastewater released from municipalities or industries using the State Waste Discharge Permit. This permit regulates wastewater that goes into the ground (groundwater) or to a publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  Learn more about water quality individual permits.
> See event details
Open comment periods:
Closing date:
Wastewater Discharge Permit - State Waste Discharge Permit
Meetings & Hearings
Bow, Wa
Start: 12:00 AM
We regulate wastewater released from municipalities or industries using the State Waste Discharge Permit. This permit regulates wastewater that goes into the ground (groundwater) or to a publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  Learn more about water quality individual permits.
> See event details