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Washington State Water Quality Standards: Rule Implementation Plan

Publication number Date Published
16-10-022August 2016
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Author(s) Water Quality Program
Description Ecology provides the Implementation Plan for revisions to Chapter 173-201A WAC to meet agency and Washington’s Administrative Procedure Act (RCW 34.05.328) requirements related to rule adoptions.

The purpose of this implementation plan is to inform those who must comply with Chapter 173-201A WAC about how Ecology intends to:
• Implement and enforce the rule.
• Inform and educate persons affected by the rule.
• Promote and assist voluntary compliance with the rule.
• Evaluate the rule.
• Train and inform Ecology staff about the rule.
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

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Keywords human health criteria, water quality
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Washington State Water Quality Standards: Concise Explanatory Statement

Washington State Surface Water Quality Standards - Concise Explanatory Statement: Appendix D

Water Quality Standards For Surface Waters Of The State Of Washington

Final Cost-Benefit and Least-Brdensom Alternative Analyses: Chapter 173-201A WAC - Water Quality Standards for Surface WAters of the State of Washington

Water Quality Standards Rule Adoption Notice: Human Health Criteria and Implementation Tools

Final Environmental Impact Statement: Washington State’s Changes to Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington – WAC 173-201A