We have started the rulemaking process for multiple revisions to Chapter 173-201A WAC, Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington
During the initial phase we considered the following revisions.
- Amending the numeric criteria for total dissolved gas in the Snake and Columbia rivers:
- WAC 173-201A-200(1)(f)(ii)
- Amending specific sections of the rule to meet legal obligations in a 2018 Stipulated Order of Dismissal:
- WAC 173-201A-200(1)(c)(ii)(B)
- WAC 173-201A-210(1)(c)(ii)(B)
- WAC 173-201A-240(5) Table 240 footnote dd
- Aligning the rule with the Washington State Department of Health Shellfish Program:
- WAC 173-201A-210(2)(b) (This was not included in proposed language see Proposal Notice for more information)
- Clarifying the descriptions of marine water aquatic life use designations:
- WAC 173-201A-210(1)(a)
- WAC 173-201A-610 Table 610
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Other sections of Chapter 173-201A WAC may be amended, as necessary, to support any revisions to the sections noted above.
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