WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

Becca Conklin
(360) 407-6413
swqs@ecy.wa.gov

MULTI COUNTIES

WA

201802244

DS/SCOPING

05/01/2018

05/21/2018

Ecology is proposing to update fresh and marine water quality standards in Chapter 173-201A WAC, Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington for the protection of water contact recreational uses in state waters. The update to the rule will:
• Include new bacterial indicators of fecal contamination and associated numeric criteria to protect water contact recreational uses in sections 200(2) and 210(3).
• Review current water contact recreational use categories and modify sections 600 and 610 if necessary.

The EIS will evaluate the environmental impacts associated with changing bacterial indicators. Discussion and background material on the rule is online at: https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Laws-rules-rulemaking/Rulemaking/WAC-173-201A-Aug17

Address: Statewide

WA Department of Ecology