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Public notices & comments

You're invited to review and comment on five types of water right decision documents; each is posted online for varying amounts of time:

  • Water conservancy boards' reports of decision
    • Posted for a 30-day comment period
  • Temporary trust water rights from donations
    • Posted for a 14-day public notice period and a 30-day comment period
  • Water right draft reports of examination
    • Posted for a 30-day comment period
  • Water budget neutral:
    • decisions — posted during the 30-day appeal process
    • draft reports of examination — posted for a 14-day comment period

You can share input with us by clicking the "comment" link in the tables below. Water budget neutral decisions should be appealed to the Pollution Control Hearings Board during the time they are posted.

Your input is valuable to our decision-making process.

Water conservancy board records of decision

We post each water conservancy board record of decision for 30 days. You can review the document and you can provide your input by using the comment form linked on the table below. You can also submit a letter of concern or support to your Department of Ecology regional office within the 30-day period.

Posted 30 days Record of Decision Board name
Feb. 16 Mar. 16
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision OKAN-17-07 for Doug Runyan. Received by Ecology on Feb. 15, 2018  Okanogan
Feb. 14 Mar. 14
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision LINC-17-02 for Round Lake Farms. Received by Ecology on Feb. 13, 2018  Lincoln
Feb. 13 Mar. 13
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision LINC-17-01 for Round Lake Farms. Received by Ecology on Feb. 13, 2018  Lincoln
Jan. 29 Feb. 28
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision CHEL-17-09 for Crown West Reality, LLC.. Received by Ecology on Jan. 26, 2018  Chelan
Jan. 29 Feb. 28
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision CHEL-17-08 for Crown West Reality, LLC.. Received by Ecology on Jan. 26, 2018 Chelan
Jan. 29 Feb. 28
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision CHEL-17-07 for Crown West Reality, LLC.. Received by Ecology on Jan. 26, 2018  Chelan
Jan. 29 Feb. 28
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision CHEL-17-06 for Crown West Reality, LLC.. Received by Ecology on Jan. 26, 2018  Chelan
Jan. 29 Feb. 28
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision CHEL-17-05 for Crown West Reality, LLC.. Received by Ecology on Jan. 26, 2018 Chelan
Jan. 29 Feb. 28
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision CHEL-17-04 for Crown West Reality, LLC.. Received by Ecology on Jan. 26, 2018 Chelan
Jan. 29 Feb. 28
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision CHEL-17-03 for Crown West Reality, LLC.. Received by Ecology on Jan. 26, 2018 Chelan
Jan. 23 Feb. 23
Comment
Change Application Record of Decision DOUG-17-01 for Crown Columbia Water Resources, LLC.. Received by Ecology on Jan. 22, 2018 Douglas

Trust water rights from donations

We send letters to notify water right holders that their temporary trust water right donations have been accepted into our Trust Water Rights Program. We post these letters for 14-day public notice and 30-day comment period. If you want to view the associated documents for each trust document posted, enter the record number in our Water Resources Explorer

You can review the document and you can provide your input by using the comment form linked on the table below. To appeal a decision, follow the instructions in the acceptance letter.

Public Notice Posted End of 14-day public notice End of 30-day comment period Trust Water Right Donation Public Notice County
Feb. 9 Feb. 23 Mar. 23
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation extension CS4-29243C@2 Sid Perkins Trust, Florence Perkins Estate. Acceptance letter sent Feb. 9, 2018. Douglas
Feb. 9 Feb. 23 Mar. 23
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation extension CS4-01196C(A)@2 for Perkins Orchard Company. Acceptance letter sent Feb. 9, 2018. Okanogan
Feb. 9 Feb. 23 Mar. 23
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation S3-25169C for Larry Busse.. Acceptance letter sent Feb. 9, 2018. Spokane
Jan. 12 Jan. 26 Feb. 26
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation Extension  CS4-00529CTCL@3 for Fenceline, LLC.. Acceptance letter sent Jan. 12, 2018. Kittitas
Jan. 12 Jan. 26 Feb. 26
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation Extension CS4-00529CTCL@2 for Fenceline, LLC.. Acceptance letter sent Jan. 12, 2018. Kittitas
Jan. 12 Jan. 26 Feb. 26
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation Extension CS4-00529CTCL@1 for Fenceline, LLC.. Acceptance letter sent Jan. 12, 2018. Kittitas
Jan. 12 Jan. 26 Feb. 26
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation Extension CS4-00529CTCL for Fenceline, LLC.. Acceptance letter sent Jan. 12, 2018. Kittitas
Jan. 12 Jan. 26 Feb. 26
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation CS4-00467sb10@7 for Rosbach Properties, LLC. Acceptance letter sent Jan. 12, 2018. Kittitas
Jan. 8 Jan. 22 Feb. 21
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation Extension CS4-07444C@2 for Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Acceptance letter sent Dec. 29, 2017. Okanogan
Jan. 8 Jan. 22 Feb. 21
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation Extension CG4-CV1-4P110@2 for Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Acceptance letter sent Dec. 29, 2017. Okanogan
Jan. 8 Jan. 22 Feb. 21
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation Extension CS4-01931C@2 for Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Acceptance letter sent Dec. 29, 2017. Okanogan
Jan. 8 Jan. 22 Feb. 21
Comment
Acceptance of Temporary Trust Water Donation Extension CG3-20464C@3 for Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Acceptance letter sent Dec. 29, 2017. Okanogan
 

Water right draft reports of examination

We post a copy of each draft water right report of examination for a 30-day comment period. You can view these posted draft documents using the regional office links below:

  • Central region: Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties
  • Eastern region: Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties
  • Northwest region: Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties
  • Southwest region: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties
Water right and Water right change reports of examination — RSS, Draft reports of examination, final reports of examination, or extension letters

Water budget neutral determinations & draft reports of examination

We notify applicants when we reach a final decision on their request for determination of water budget neutrality by mail. We post the decision letters for 30 days. 

Appeals to these decisions should be directed to the Pollution Control Hearings Board, follow the instructions provided in the acceptance letter. 

  • For more information on the appeal process, visit the Pollution Control Hearings Board's page on your right to be heard.
Posted 30 days Water Budget Neutral (WBN) Determination
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​We also post draft reports of examination for water budget neutral projects which require a water right permit for 14 days. Comments on those can be submitted by phone to our Central Regional Office: 509-575-2597.
 
Posted 14 days DRAFT report of examination
Feb. 16 Mar. 2 Draft Report of Examination G4-35914 for Jaques and Roberta Lecoure.
Comments: 509-575-2597