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May. 31, 2018 Draft EIS spells out Icicle Creek water strategy

Plan seeks to improve streamflows, water availability

LEAVENWORTH – Proposals for boosting streamflows and improving water resources in the Icicle Creek Watershed are moving forward after years of co... More

May. 29, 2018 SETAC call for presentations

Pesticides in runoff

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America will hold its Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA, on November 4-8th,... More

May. 25, 2018 Draft Stormwater Management Manual

Open for Public Comment

Ecology is pleased to announce the release of the Draft Stormwater Management Manual for Eastern Washington (SWMMEW) for public comment. The Figure... More

May. 24, 2018 SAM small streams report now available

Download from the King County technical documents library

The final report on the 2015 Stormwater Action Monitoring of Puget Lowland Ecoregion Streams has been published and will soon be posted on the SAM... More

May. 21, 2018 SAM 2017 Annual Report released

Ecology administers SAM on behalf of the SWG and 93 municipal stormwater permittees

Ecology administers SAM on behalf of the SWG and the 93 municipal stormwater permittees contributing to the pooled funding accounts. The 2017 Annua... More

May. 17, 2018 EPA Extends Deadline to Apply for a WIFIA Water Infrastructure Loan

Deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans has been extended to July 31, 2018

WASHINGTON –– Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced at a meeting with water sector associ... More

May. 11, 2018 Major Water Infrastructure Bill Introduced in Senate

Includes WEF-backed Provisions

May 11, 2018 - On May 9, 2018, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing on the America’s Water Infrastructure A... More

May. 10, 2018 Blending Rule Should Be Set by 2020

EPA announces new rule-making process for "blended" water

May 11, 2018 - On May 9th, EPA released a semiannual regulatory agenda that lays out plans for a proposal date – July 2019 – and a rule dat... More

May. 3, 2018 EPA Publishes Storm Smart Schools Guide

Lessons in Managing Stormwater

Schools planning field trips to teach students about stormwater pollution may not have to travel far. For many, the lesson is right outside their... More

May. 1, 2018 Changes to the Scope of Water Quality Standards EIS

Ecology Invites Comments

The Washington State Department of Ecology is updating fresh and marine water quality standards (in Chapter 173-201A WAC) for the protection of peo... More

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