We invite comments on the draft rule language for Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters (WAC 173-201A).
Comments due: Dec. 16, 2021
Submit by: Online, mail, or at one of the public hearings.
This rulemaking would adopt amendments to chapter 173-201A WAC Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington. We are considering changes to the freshwater dissolved oxygen criteria and creating new fine sediment criteria.
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