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Puget Sound Nutrient Draft General Permit

Formal Public Comment Period

June 16, 2021 - Aug. 16, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to comment on the draft Puget Sound Nutrient General Permit.

We have extended the comment period until Aug. 16. You can view the draft permit and related documents on the Nutrient General Permit webpage.

Excess nutrients can cause too much plant and algae growth which ultimately depletes dissolved oxygen. Many parts of Puget Sound have oxygen levels that fall below the concentrations needed for marine life to thrive and concentrations that are below the state’s water quality criteria. Ecology must require Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) to control nutrients consistent with the U.S. Clean Water Act and Washington’s Water Pollution Control Act. Learn more about the new Puget Sound Nutrient General Permit.

Documents are available for review online only. To request a hard copy document, please contact Water Quality Reception at 360-407-6600.

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Eleanor Ott, PSNGP Permit Writer
Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program
PO Box 47696
Olympia, WA 98504-7696
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Eleanor Ott
General Permit Writer
Eleanor.Ott@ecy.wa.gov
(360) 280-5624

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