We issue the Upland Fin-Fish Hatching & Rearing General Permit (FFHRGP). This permit regulates wastewater leaving fish hatcheries. It went into effect April 1, 2016 and expires March 31, 2021.
You need a FFHRGP if your facility discharges 30 days or more per year and at least one of the following:
You must submit a permit application 180 days before new discharge or before your current permit expires.
Apply for coverage or change your coverage through your SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account.
Fish hatcheries play a vital role in Washington's economy, recreational industry, and wild species conservation. But, concentrated fish can produce pollution that is released by the hatchery's wastewater.
Contaminants can include:
Mason, Pierce, Thurston
Aquaculture Specialist/Permit Manager