Gov. Jay Inslee has given a directive to the Department of Ecology related to our work to update the Water Quality Standards for toxics (also known as the Human Health Criteria, or fish consumption rule making).
For your convenience, here is a link to the Governor’s directive.
And, here is a link to view the press conference he held July 9.
Ecology will follow the Governor’s directive to build the best possible draft rule and we want to let you know our next anticipated steps.
As we follow the Governor’s directive, we will continue to engage with all interests. We will schedule a public meeting in the near future to provide details about our approach and path forward.
Rest assured, there will be a lot of public process ahead and we welcome – and need – your participation. We will do our best to keep you informed along the way.
You can follow this work online at: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/water/standards/index.html
Or if you haven’t already, sign up to receive our email updates at: http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ECOLOGY-WATER-QUALITY-INFO
Water Quality Program Manager
Department of Ecology
PO Box 47696
Olympia WA 98504-7696
Phone (360) 407-6405