We invite you to attend a workshop and formal hearing on the Triennial Review of Washington's surface water quality Standards.
We will begin with a short presentation on the surface water quality standards and draft work plan, after which we will answer questions. Following the presentation, we will begin the formal hearing, where you can provide oral testimony. The hearing will conclude once everyone who wants to comment has had the opportunity to do so. Written comments will receive the same consideration as oral testimony.
Hearings offered via online webinar allow individuals to participate via computer or mobile device. Ecology is not currently offering in-person sessions due to COVID-19 safety concerns.
We are conducting a Triennial Review of Washington surface water quality standards (Chapter 173-201A WAC) until Sept. 16, 2021. During this review, we are accepting feedback on any changes we should consider to the water quality standards for Washington and our draft work plan for the next three years.
View our water quality standards webpage for more information.
Section 303(c)(1) of the federal Clean Water Act requires we regularly hold public hearings to review state water quality standards and, as appropriate, adopt new or modified standards. The Triennial Review is not a rulemaking, instead this effort helps inform what rulemakings and other actions we should consider for the next three years.
Tips for attending the hearing:
If you can, please register in advance using the registration web link. This helps make sure you have any needed software updates taken care of early so you may participate on time.
Here are some other important tips:
- We recommend you use the Google Chrome browser when signing in.
- Plan to join us 10 minutes or so before the event begins, around 1:20 p.m.