Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee Receives Progress Report and Testimony on Proposed State Water Quality Standards Revisions

Published Sep 25, 2013

On Monday, September 23, members of the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee heard from the Department of Ecology and Tupper Mack Wells attorney James Tupper on the topics of state Water Quality Standards and Fish Consumption Rate revisions.  Kelly Sussewind, Department of Ecology, presented a progress report on the process of developing Human Health Criteria, and James Tupper specifically addressed the complex challenges to Fish Consumption Rate computation and compliance as a policy matter.  For more information, contact James Tupper at

  • To view the presentation and testimony on TVW, click here.
  • To read coverage of the work session, Fish Consumption Battle Set to Resume Next Session, click here.
  • To review the 2013 Final Technical Support document, click here.