Starting in 2016, we began the process of collecting information and feedback to reissue the Phase I and both Eastern and Western Washington Phase II Permits. We reissued the permits on July 1, 2019. The three permits were appealed and while that process is underway, the 2019 permits are in effect.
Comments on the formal draft permits
We held a public comment period on formal draft documents from Aug. 15 to Nov. 14, 2018. View the comments we received during the comment period.
We held a total of seven hearings and workshops across the state, including two webinars. During the workshops, we explained the proposed changes to the permits and answered questions. In Western Washington, the workshops also included information regarding the draft stormwater manual. The public hearings provided an opportunity for the public to give formal comments on the draft permit.