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Washington State Water Quality Standards: Concise Explanatory Statement

Publication number Date Published
16-10-026August 2016
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Author(s) Water Quality Program
Description The Concise Explanatory Statement provides a summary of the rulemaking and Ecology's response to comments received on the proposed rule language for the rule amendment to Chapter 173-201A WAC.

Due to the volume of comments and responses, Ecology placed the appendices in a separate document, called the Concise Explanatory Statement Appendices A, B, and C. The appendices include copies of the original comments, hearing transcripts, and rulemaking citations.
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Keywords human health criteria, water quality
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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

Washington State Water Quality Standards: Rule Implementation Plan

Washington State Water Quality Standards: Final overview of key decisions in rule amendment

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

Water Quality Standards For Surface Waters Of The State Of Washington

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