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The Public Involvement Calendar is designed to engage the public in our decision-making process. We encourage you to read Frequently Asked Questions about Effective Public Commenting.

Activities that are educational only or are co-sponsored by Ecology may be found under the "More Ecology Events" link in the left column of this page. We invite your feedback about this Public Involvement Calendar.

Public Hearings, Meetings, Workshops, Open Houses

(Next 21 days. Use the search feature (right) for events beyond 21 days.)



Oct 3 2017 10:30AM     Public Workshop Followed by Public Hearing - Spokane
-------------------------    Public Comment Period: Reclaimed Water (Chapter 173-219 WAC)
Ecology invites the public to attend and provide comments on the proposed reclaimed water rule during the public meeting and public hearing. This rule creates a new chapter and establishes requirements for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water in Washington State.
More Information: More Information
Location: Dept of Ecology Eastern Regional Office

4601 North Monroe Street
Spokane , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jocelyn Jones
(360) 407-6321 / jwin461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Aug 23 2017 - Oct 13 2017

Oct 5 2017 1:30PM     Public Workshop Followed by Public Hearing - Lacey
-------------------------    Public Comment Period: Reclaimed Water (Chapter 173-219 WAC)
Ecology invites the public to attend and provide comments on the proposed reclaimed water rule during the public meeting and public hearing. This rule creates a new chapter and establishes requirements for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water in Washington State.
More Information: More Information
Location: Dept of Ecology HQ/Southwest Regional Office

300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jocelyn Jones
(360) 407-6321 / jwin461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Aug 23 2017 - Oct 13 2017

Oct 2 2017 1:00PM     Public Meeting/Webinar - Lacey
--------------- 3:00PM    Carbon Markets for the Clean Air Rule
We would like your comments about the carbon markets we are considering for the Clean Air Rule. A carbon market is a program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by trading credits called allowances.
More Information: More Information
Location: Dept of Ecology HQ/Southwest Regional Office

300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Kerri Wilson
(360) 407-6852 / kerri.wilson@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Aug 31 2017 - Oct 13 2017

Oct 17 2017 2:00PM     Public Meeting/Webinar - Statewide
-------------------------    Water Quality Standards Rulemaking: Recreational Use Criteria
This webinar is to discuss our rulemaking to amend Chapter 173-201A WAC, Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington. We are starting rulemaking to update the water quality standards that ensure state waters are healthy for recreational uses. We are adopting new methods that rely on better information in order to protect swimmers from waterborne diseases. Want to attend? Register at https://wadis.webex.com/wadis/j.php?RGID=r96d9a2dcb0982cb63cdad720601842f9.
More Information: More Information
Location: Webinar only

Webinar only
Statewide , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Becca Conklin
(360) 407-6413 / Becca.Conklin@ecy.wa.gov


Oct 17 2017 6:00PM     Public Meeting/Webinar - Statewide
-------------------------    Water Quality Standards Rulemaking: Recreational Use Criteria
This webinar is to discuss our rulemaking to amend Chapter 173-201A WAC, Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington. We are starting rulemaking to update the water quality standards that ensure state waters are healthy for recreational uses. We are adopting new methods that rely on better information in order to protect swimmers from waterborne diseases. Want to attend? Register at https://wadis.webex.com/wadis/j.php?RGID=r9d5cafc6fbd2adcd7fe2ac174e8aacb8.
More Information: More Information
Location: Webinar only

Webinar only
Statewide , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Becca Conklin
(360) 407-6413 / Becca.Conklin@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 27 2017 10:30AM     Public Hearing/Webinar - Statewide
-------------------------    Public Comment Period: Reclaimed Water (Chapter 173-219 WAC)
Ecology invites the public to attend and provide comments on the proposed reclaimed water rule during the Webinar and public hearing. This rule creates a new chapter and establishes requirements for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water in Washington State.
More Information: More Information
Location: Webinar Only

Webinar only
Statewide , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jocelyn Jones
(360) 407-6321 / jwin461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Aug 23 2017 - Oct 13 2017

Sep 27 2017 6:00PM     Public Hearing/Webinar - Statewide
-------------------------    Public Comment Period: Reclaimed Water (Chapter 173-219 WAC)
Ecology invites the public to attend and provide comments on the proposed reclaimed water rule during the Webinar and public hearing. This rule creates a new chapter and establishes requirements for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water in Washington State.
More Information: More Information
Location: Webinar Only

Webinar Only
Statewide , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jocelyn Jones
(360) 407-6321 / jwin461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Aug 23 2017 - Oct 13 2017

Jun 13 2017     Public Comment Period - Olympia
Sep 30 2017    LOTT-Budd Inlet Water Reclamation Facility - DRAFT NPDES Permit
Ecology is renewing the federal wastewater permit for the LOTT-Budd Inlet Water Reclamation Facility. This will allow them to discharge treated wastewater to Budd Inlet.
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Location:


Olympia , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Carey Cholski
(360) 407-6279 / Carey.Cholski@ecy.wa.gov


Aug 17 2017     Public Comment Period - Longview
Oct 02 2017    Open House and Public Hearing for International Paper Cleanup Site
Join Ecology staff to learn more about the International Paper cleanup site in Longview. Our open house begins at 5:00 pm followed by a formal public hearing at 6:00 pm.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Longview , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Kerry Graber
(360) 407-0241 / kgra461@ecy.wa.gov
Open House Followed by Public Hearing - Sep 28 2017 5:00PM

Aug 17 2017     Public Comment Period - Longview
Oct 02 2017    Draft Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study available for International Paper, Longview.
An area at the former International Paper Company (International Paper) facility in Longview is ready to be cleaned up. About 6,470 cubic yards of soil are contaminated with diesel-range organics, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and pentachlorophenol (PCP) above soil cleanup levels that protect groundwater. Groundwater is contaminated with the same chemicals. A draft report called a remedial investigation and feasibility study (RI/FS) is ready for public comment and review.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Longview , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Kerry Graber
(360) 407-0241 / kgra461@ecy.wa.gov


Aug 23 2017     Public Comment Period - Statewide
Oct 13 2017    Public Comment Period: Reclaimed Water (Chapter 173-219 WAC)
Ecology invites the public to attend and provide comments on the proposed reclaimed water rule during the Webinar and public hearing. This rule creates a new chapter and establishes requirements for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water in Washington State.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Statewide , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jocelyn Jones
(360) 407-6321 / jwin461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Hearing/Webinar - Sep 27 2017 10:30AM

Aug 23 2017     Public Comment Period - Statewide
Oct 13 2017    Public Comment Period: Reclaimed Water (Chapter 173-219 WAC)
Ecology invites the public to attend and provide comments on the proposed reclaimed water rule during the Webinar and public hearing. This rule creates a new chapter and establishes requirements for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water in Washington State.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Statewide , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jocelyn Jones
(360) 407-6321 / jwin461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Hearing/Webinar - Sep 27 2017 6:00PM

Aug 23 2017     Public Comment Period - Spokane
Oct 13 2017    Public Comment Period: Reclaimed Water (Chapter 173-219 WAC)
Ecology invites the public to attend and provide comments on the proposed reclaimed water rule during the public meeting and public hearing. This rule creates a new chapter and establishes requirements for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water in Washington State.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Spokane , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jocelyn Jones
(360) 407-6321 / jwin461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Workshop Followed by Public Hearing - Oct 3 2017 10:30AM

Aug 23 2017     Public Comment Period - Lacey
Oct 13 2017    Public Comment Period: Reclaimed Water (Chapter 173-219 WAC)
Ecology invites the public to attend and provide comments on the proposed reclaimed water rule during the public meeting and public hearing. This rule creates a new chapter and establishes requirements for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water in Washington State.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Lacey , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jocelyn Jones
(360) 407-6321 / jwin461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Workshop Followed by Public Hearing - Oct 5 2017 1:30PM

Aug 28 2017     Public Comment Period - Bellingham
Sep 26 2017    Boulevard Park work; South State Street Cleanup Site
Ecology will hold a meeting to explain work that the City of Bellingham will be doing at Boulevard Park to prevent soil erosion.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Bellingham , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: John Guenther
(360) 715-5213 / jgue461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Meeting - Aug 30 2017 6:00PM

Aug 28 2017     Public Comment Period - George
Sep 27 2017    City of George - Draft State Waste Discharge Permit Modification
Ecology is issuing a permit modification to the City of George.
More Information: More Information
Location:


George , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / shara-li.joy@ecy.wa.gov


Aug 31 2017     Public Comment Period - Statewide
Oct 13 2017    Carbon Markets for the Clean Air Rule
We would like your comments about the carbon markets we are considering for the Clean Air Rule. A carbon market is a program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by trading credits called allowances.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Statewide , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Kerri Wilson
(360) 407-6852 / kerri.wilson@ecy.wa.gov
Public Meeting/Webinar - Oct 2 2017 1:00PM

Aug 31 2017     Public Comment Period - Lind
Oct 02 2017    Town of Lind - Draft State Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ecology is issuing a permit to the Town of Lind that will allow a discharge of treated wastewater to a subsurface drainfield.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Lind , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / shara-li.joy@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 06 2017     Public Comment Period - Port Angeles
Oct 09 2017    McKinley Paper Company Wastewater Permit Modification
We invite you to comment on the proposed McKinley Paper Company (formerly Nippon Paper Industries USA) wastewater permit modification. We will accept comments only on the changes, not the full permit. For more information and to review documents, visit the Port Angeles Public Library, Ecology's Lacey office, and our webpage at the following link.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Port Angeles , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Robert Carruthers
(360) 407-6954 / robert.carruthers@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 07 2017     Public Comment Period - Ellensburg
Oct 11 2017    Draft Addendum for the Upper Yakima River Basin Suspended Sediment, Turbidity, and Organochlorine Pesticide TMDL
Ecology is seeking public comment concerning the Upper Yakima Suspended Sediment, Turbidity, and Organochlorine Pesticide TMDL project. The focus of this TMDL addendum will be on establishing a reserve capacity for the project.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Ellensburg , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY CRO
 Contact: Jane Creech
(509) 454-7860 / Jane.Creech@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 11 2017     Public Comment Period - Seattle
Oct 10 2017    Gas Works Park Cleanup
Ecology is announcing a public comment period for documents related to interim cleanup work that City of Seattle and Puget Sound Energy will be doing at Gas Works Park.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Seattle , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Ching-Pi Wang
(425) 649-7134 / cwan461@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 14 2017     Public Comment Period - Tacoma
Oct 16 2017    Superlon Plastics partial cleanup & associated environmental documents
Part of this site is ready to be cleaned up. You are invited to an open house and public meeting about plans for a partial cleanup and other environmental reports for the Superlon Plastics cleanup site. The cleanup will focus on the portion of the site owned by White Birch Group, LLC (White Birch). Open house begins at 6:00, presentation and Q & A session follow at 6:30. See separate posting for details about the associated public comment period.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Tacoma , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Megan Macclellan
(360) 407-0067 / mmac461@ecy.wa.gov
Open House Followed by Public Meeting - Oct 4 2017 6:00PM

Sep 14 2017     Public Comment Period - Creston
Oct 16 2017    Town of Creston - Draft State Waste Discharge Permit Modification
Ecology is issuing a permit modification to the Town of Creston.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Creston , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / Shara-Li.Joy@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 14 2017     Public Comment Period - Oakesdale
Oct 16 2017    Town of Oakesdale - Draft NPDES Permit Modification
Ecology is issuing a federal wastewater permit modification to the Town of Oakesdale.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Oakesdale , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / Shara-Li.Joy@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 14 2017     Public Comment Period - Tacoma
Oct 16 2017    Superlon Plastics partial cleanup & associated environmental reports available for comment
Part of this site is ready to be cleaned up. You are invited to review and comment on plans for a partial cleanup and other environmental reports for the Superlon Plastics cleanup site. The cleanup will focus on the portion of the site owned by White Birch Group, LLC (White Birch). You can submit written comments via email or mail, or submit comments using our new online form linked on Ecology's Superlon website. See separate posting for details about a public meeting October 4, 6-8 PM.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Tacoma , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Marv Coleman
(360) 407-6259 / mcol461@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 15 2017     Public Comment Period - Seattle
Oct 16 2017    American Linen Supply Co Dexter Ave
Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the current property owner, BMR-Dexter LLC, will enter into a legal agreement called an Agreed Order for the American Linen Supply Co Dexter Ave site (Site). The Site is located at and around the 700 Dexter Avenue North property (Property) in Seattle. Ecology invites you to review and comment on the following documents: Draft Agreed Order and Draft Public Participation Plan.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Seattle , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Tamara Cardona-Marek
(425) 649-7058 / TACA461@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 15 2017     Public Comment Period - Moses Lake
Oct 02 2017    TK Holdings - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
TK Holdings requests approval to replace Rotoclone control equipment and to begin manufacturing of two new propellants. Toxic air emissions from these changes will be 319 pounds per year of copper compounds. A public comment period on a draft air permit will only be held if Ecology receives a written request by October 2, 2017.

Location:


Moses Lake , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Jenny Filipy
(509) 329-3407 / JFIL461@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 18 2017     Public Comment Period - Olympia
Nov 01 2017    Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for using Imidacloprid for burrowing shrimp control
The Willapa Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association has applied for a water quality pollution discharge permit and a sediment impact zone authorization. As part of the environmental review process, Ecology has considered and evaluated new research and analyses that were not available during the previous environmental review. We will present our findings, answer questions, and hold a public hearing for people to submit oral comments.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Olympia , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jessica Payne
(360) 407-6408 / Jessica.Payne@ecy.wa.gov
Open House Followed by Public Hearing - Oct 10 2017 6:00PM

Sep 18 2017     Public Comment Period - South Bend
Nov 01 2017    Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for using Imidacloprid for burrowing shrimp control
The Willapa Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association has applied for a water quality pollution discharge permit and a sediment impact zone authorization. As part of the environmental review process, Ecology has considered and evaluated new research and analyses that were not available during the previous environmental review. We will present our findings, answer questions, and hold a public hearing for people to submit oral comments.
More Information: More Information
Location:


South Bend , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jessica Payne
(360) 407-6408 / jpay461@ecy.wa.gov
Open House Followed by Public Hearing - Oct 7 2017 12:00PM

Sep 18 2017     Public Comment Period - Seattle
Oct 18 2017    Northlake Shipyard, Inc. - Draft NPDES Permit Modification
Northlake Shipyard Inc. is being issued a modification to their federal wastewater treatment permit.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Seattle , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / Tricia.Miller@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 18 2017     Public Comment Period - Marysville
Oct 18 2017    City of Marysville Wastewater Treatment Plant - Draft NPDES Permit
Ecology is reissuing a federal wastewater permit to the city of Marysville.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Marysville , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / Tricia.Miller@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 21 2017     Public Comment Period -
Oct 23 2017    Snoqualmie Pass Utility District - Draft State Permit
Ecology is renewing the state wastewater permit for the Snoqualmie Pass Utility District. This allows them to discharge domestic waste water to designated irrigation lands.
More Information: More Information
Location:


, WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY CRO
 Contact: Cynthia Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / cynthia.huwe@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 25 2017     Public Comment Period - Kennewick
Oct 25 2017    Kennewick Exception Event Demonstration
Ecology prepared an Exceptional Event Demonstration to request that EPA exclude the 24-hour PM10 exceedance that occurred in Kennewick due to high wind on August 14, 2015.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Kennewick , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Caroline Sun
(360) 407-7528 / CASU461@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 25 2017     Public Comment Period - Anacortes
Oct 25 2017    City of Anacortes Wastewater Treatment Plant - Draft NPDES Permit
Ecology is reissuing a federal wastewater permit to the City of Anacortes.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Anacortes , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / Tricia.Miller@ecy.wa.gov


Sep 28 2017     Public Comment Period - Seattle
Oct 31 2017    Public Comment Period, Burlington Environmental LLC Georgetown, West of 4th Site
Ecology invites the public to comment on documents to continue cleanup work at the West of 4th Site: Proposed Amendment to Agreed Order (AO) DE#10402; Draft Pilot Study Work Plans; Draft Interim Action Work Plan; State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) Determination of Non-Significance (DNS).
More Information: More Information
Location:


Seattle , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Ed Jones
(425) 649-4449 / ejon461@ecy.wa.gov


Oct 4 2017 6:00PM     Open House Followed by Public Meeting - Tacoma
--------------- 8:00PM    Superlon Plastics partial cleanup & associated environmental documents
Part of this site is ready to be cleaned up. You are invited to an open house and public meeting about plans for a partial cleanup and other environmental reports for the Superlon Plastics cleanup site. The cleanup will focus on the portion of the site owned by White Birch Group, LLC (White Birch). Open house begins at 6:00, presentation and Q & A session follow at 6:30. See separate posting for details about the associated public comment period.
More Information: More Information
Location: Norpoint Community Center
Room 101
4818 Nassau Ave N.E.
Tacoma , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Megan Macclellan
(360) 407-0067 / mmac461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Sep 14 2017 - Oct 16 2017

Sep 28 2017 5:00PM     Open House Followed by Public Hearing - Longview
-------------------------    Open House and Public Hearing for International Paper Cleanup Site
Join Ecology staff to learn more about the International Paper cleanup site in Longview. Our open house begins at 5:00 pm followed by a formal public hearing at 6:00 pm.
More Information: More Information
Location: Cowlitz County Event Center

1900 7th Ave SW
Longview , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Kerry Graber
(360) 407-0241 / kgra461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Aug 17 2017 - Oct 2 2017

Oct 7 2017 12:00PM     Open House Followed by Public Hearing - South Bend
--------------- 3:00PM    Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for using Imidacloprid for burrowing shrimp control
The Willapa Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association has applied for a water quality pollution discharge permit and a sediment impact zone authorization. As part of the environmental review process, Ecology has considered and evaluated new research and analyses that were not available during the previous environmental review. We will present our findings, answer questions, and hold a public hearing for people to submit oral comments.
More Information: More Information
Location: South Bend High School
Cafeteria
400 E First Street,
South Bend , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jessica Payne
(360) 407-6408 / jpay461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Sep 18 2017 - Nov 1 2017

Oct 10 2017 6:00PM     Open House Followed by Public Hearing - Olympia
--------------- 9:00PM    Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for using Imidacloprid for burrowing shrimp control
The Willapa Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association has applied for a water quality pollution discharge permit and a sediment impact zone authorization. As part of the environmental review process, Ecology has considered and evaluated new research and analyses that were not available during the previous environmental review. We will present our findings, answer questions, and hold a public hearing for people to submit oral comments.
More Information: More Information
Location: Lacey Community Center

6729 Pacific Ave. SE
Olympia , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Jessica Payne
(360) 407-6408 / Jessica.Payne@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Sep 18 2017 - Nov 1 2017

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