Governor Announces Water Quality Policy

Published Jul 09, 2014

This morning Governor Inslee announced Washington's human health criteria policy direction. The criteria will be based on a 175 gram/day fish consumption rate, increased from 6.5 grams a day. For carcinogens the state will have a risk policy of 10-5 (one in one hundred thousand). No criteria will be less stringent than the EPA National Toxics Rule. Special provisions will be made for PCBs and arsenic. The state's direction is consistent with EPA policy and will result in higher protection for human health in Washington.

  • To see the Governor’s announcement, click here.