During the hearing we will explain the proposed changes to the water quality standards and answer any questions.
Immediately following the presentation about our proposed changes, we will provide the opportunity for formal oral testimony and comments on the draft rule. The event will conclude when public testimony is complete. Oral testimony will receive the same consideration as written comments.
Please see below for the related evening hearing on Dec. 8, 2021 if it works better for your schedule.
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.
More information on this rulemaking
We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules. Ecology follows a 3-phase process for rulemaking:
- Announcement and development
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.