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Comment Period

Chapter 173-201A WAC PCB Variances on the Spokane River

Informal public comment period

June 10, 2020 - July 25, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to comment on preliminary draft amendments to Chapter 173-201A WAC.

The rulemaking would adopt one or more variances to WAC 173-201A Water Quality Standards for organic compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). We're considering the variances in response to five applications received from point source dischargers to the Spokane River.

Preliminary draft documents for review 

We follow a 3-phase process in rulemaking to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules.

  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 our rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions

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Comment by mail

Marla Koberstein
Washington State Department of Ecology
PO Box 47696
Olympia, WA 98504-7696
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Bryson Finch
Surface Water Quality Standards Specialist
(360) 407-7158

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