Nov. 7, 2018 Aquatic Pesticide General Permits

Proposing Modifications

Ecology proposes to modify two aquatic pesticide general permits:

· The Aquatic Plant and Algae Management General Permit (APAM permit).

· The Aquatic Noxious Weed Management General Permit (NOX permit).

At the request of the permitees, we drafted modifications to the current permits to allow the use of additional tools to control aquatic plants, algae, and noxious weeds.

We want your feedback on our draft modifications due Dec. 21

We will accept written comments on the draft modifications to the Aquatic Plants permit and the Aquatic Noxious Weed permit until 11:59 p.m. on December 21, 2018. Only the portions of the permits revised during this permit modification are available for comment

You can submit comments online via the eComment form or by mail:

Stacey Callaway

Washington State Department of Ecology

PO Box 47696

Olympia, WA 98504-7696

En Español

Para información en español, por favor comuníquese con Gustavo Ordóñez al (360) 407-6619.

Workshops and Public Hearings

During the workshop we will explain the proposed modifications to the permits and answer any questions. Then, during the hearing, you may give oral testimony about the proposed modifications.

Monday December 10, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.

Hearing via webinar.

Join or register for the webinar

Monday December 10, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

In-person Workshop and Hearing

Department of Ecology

300 Desmond Drive SE

Lacey, WA 98504

Questions or more information

You can request copies of documents or if you have any questions contact:

Stacey Callaway


Phone: (360) 407-7118.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

If you need special accommodation or documents in alternative formats, please contact the Ecology facility coordinator Sultana Shah at (360) 407-6831 or (877) 833-6341.

Next steps

After the close of the comment period we will consider and respond to all comments. We will make the final decision on the permit modifications. We expect to issue the general permits modification in the spring of 2019.