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May. 1, 2019 Industrial Stormwater Draft General Permit

Comment Period until June 29

Ecology proposes to reissue the Industrial Stormwater General Permit. With this update, we propose adding two new business sectors, changing the timing of First Fall Storm Event sampling, revising requirements for Consistent Attainment, and other edits to improve clarity.

We want your feedback on the draft permit by June 29, 2019

We will accept written comments on the draft Industrial Stormwater General Permit, fact sheet, and supporting documents from May 1 until 11:59 p.m. on June 29, 2019. Comments should reference specific permit text when possible. We prefer you submit comments through our online comment form - see the link below.

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

Travis Porter

Washington State Department of Ecology

PO Box 47696

Olympia, WA 98504-7696

Workshops and Public Hearings

During the workshop we will explain the proposed revisions to the permit and answer any questions. Then, during the hearing, you may give oral testimony about the draft permit. Information on workshops and public hearings can be found on our public events page.

May 29, 2019 1 p.m.
Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 68661

June 4, 2019 1 p.m.
Skagit Station Meeting Room
105 E. Kincaid
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

June 6, 2019 1 p.m.
Moses Lake Fire Station
701 E Third St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837

June 18, 2019 1 p.m.
South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
Building C, Room C110/111
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108

June 19, 2019 6 p.m.

Webinar

Join the webinar

June 20, 2019 2 p.m.
WA State Department of Ecology
300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Questions or more information

See our blog for more information

To request copies of documents, or if you have any questions, contact:

Travis Porter
Email: Travis.Porter@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: (360) 407-6127

Next steps

After the close of the comment period, we will consider and respond to all comments, and make the final decision on the permit reissuance. We intend to make a final decision on reissuing the permit in fall 2019.