WAC 173-201A Public Involvement

Water Quality Standards for Protecting Human Health and Updated Tools to Implement the Standards


We recently updated our agency's web pages.  If you are having trouble finding specific information or documents related to this rulemaking, please contact:

Becca Conklin

Public Involvement

All formal comments were considered during the development and adoption of this rulemaking. 

Public hearings for proposed rule language


  • March 3, 2015: Spokane
  • March 4, 2015: Yakima
  • March 12: Olympia (in-person and via webinar)
The rule to establish water quality standards for toxics in Washington, previously proposed in January 2015, was not adopted. Based on directive from the Governor's office, this proposed rule was withdrawn on August 4, 2015.


  • April 5, 2016: Seattle
  • April 6, 2016: Spokane
  • April 7, 2016: Webinar (afternoon and evening)

More information on the rulemaking:

Accessibility (ADA) - To request ADA accommodation including materials in a format for the visually impaired, call the Water Quality Program at Ecology, 360-407-6600. Persons with impaired hearing may call Washington Relay Service at 711. Persons with speech disability may call TTY at 877-833-6341. Visit Ecology's Accessibility page.