To those interested in the continuing public dialogue on Washington’s Water Quality Assessment and Policy 1-11 updates, we have posted high level notes from the February 9th meeting as well as a copy of the February 9th PowerPoint presentation.
We are scheduling one more meeting to discuss human health criteria and the use of fish tissue in the Assessment. In preparation for this meeting, Ecology is preparing different options for consideration and discussion, therefore we have decided to push the next meeting date out farther into March. If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please put a hold on your calendar for Thursday, March 30, 2017. We do not have final details on the site location or times, but we are working on a meeting room in the SeaTac area, and will also secure a conference room in Spokane for those that want to meet in one place on the east side. Similar to the other meetings, this will also be run as a webinar for those who are not able to join in person at one of the two locations.
As a reminder from the February 9th meeting, if anyone wants to submit written comments on the bioassessment alternatives that Ecology presented at the January 19th meeting, please email them to me by February 23, 2017 (or contact me if you intend to submit written comments but cannot make that deadline). Any written comments received on bioassessment or any of the other key topics will be posted on our website and considered as we move forward with revisions to Policy 1-11.
If you are interested in any of the other materials that have been presented at previous meetings, please go to our website at: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/303d/proposed/index.html .
Thank you for your interest in Washington’s water quality. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call. We look forward to continued dialogue on these issues.
Watershed Management Section
Phone: (360) 407-6414