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File #: REP 15-064    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Meeting Item
File created: 1/22/2015 In control: CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP
On agenda: 2/2/2015 Final action:
Title: Department of Ecology Water Quality Standards Rulemaking Details: The Department of Ecology has initiated a rule making process to update Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-201A to include Human Health Criteria (HHC) for 96 toxic chemicals to protect human health. The rule update includes new limits for the 96 toxic substances and implementation tools for Ecology to use in conjunction with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). This rule will affect all NPDES permitted dischargers, both public and private, for wastewater and stormwater. The Governor is also proposing legislation to work toward removing toxic substances at the source. These changes are driven by Federal Clean Water requirements. Staff provided an update on the rulemaking process. Presenter: Eric Levison, Retiring Public Works Director
Attachments: 1. Water Quality Standards Rule Making, 2. Water Quality Standards Update Background, 3. Water Quality Standards Update Appendix B Chemicals
Title
Department of Ecology Water Quality Standards Rulemaking
Details:  The Department of Ecology has initiated a rule making process to update Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-201A to include Human Health Criteria (HHC) for 96 toxic chemicals to protect human health. The rule update includes new limits for the 96 toxic substances and implementation tools for Ecology to use in conjunction with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). This rule will affect all NPDES permitted dischargers, both public and private, for wastewater and stormwater.  The Governor is also proposing legislation to work toward removing toxic substances at the source. These changes are driven by Federal Clean Water requirements.  Staff provided an update on the rulemaking process.
Presenter:  Eric Levison, Retiring Public Works Director
Recommended Action
Recommended Action:  For information only.