Department of Ecology Announces Opportunities for Public Involvement in Water Quality/Toxics Rules

Published Oct 01, 2013

The Washington State Department of Ecology is in the process of updating the Surface Water Quality Standards for Toxics and has announced two opportunities for public involvement. Ecology will host a telephone conference on Wednesday, October 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The primary focus of the teleconference will be the Delegates' Table conversation, which will be open to the public.

The second opportunity for public input will be the Water Quality Standards meeting on November 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. According to the DOE, this will be “an interactive webinar to present conceptual ideas and options for human health criteria development and implementation tools.” Participants may also attend in person in Lacey, Washington. For more information, contact James Tupper at