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This rulemaking would adopt changes to WAC 173-201A Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington. We are considering revisions to aquatic life toxics criteria in WAC 173-201A-240 Toxic Substances to provide additional water quality protection for organisms that live in water.
For more information, see our rulemaking page.
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- 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.