The online only hearing will begin with a short presentation followed by a question and answer (Q&A) session. Testimony will start after the Q&A session. The hearing will conclude once all interested persons provide formal testimony.
The proposed rule includes new bacterial indicators for water contact recreation use criteria, modifications to the water contact recreation use classes, and improved location information in use designation tables 602 (use designations for fresh waters) and 612 (use designations for marine waters).
The Washington State Department of Ecology is updating fresh and marine water quality standards (in Chapter 173-201A WAC) for the protection of people who contact water during recreational use in state waters.
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