Keeping an eye on Snohomish County government

Public Comment Period: Sultan

Public Comment Period: Sultan October 17 – November 17 Draft SWD Permit for Romac Industries Inc. Romac Industries Inc. is being issued state waste discharge permit no. ST0045524 for the discharge of industrial wastewater to the City of Sultan Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System Location:Sultan, WA Sponsor:Dept of Ecology Contact:Tricia MillerContinue Reading

Public Meeting: Everett American Legion Memorial Park

Public Meeting: Everett Nov 6  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  American Legion Memorial Park Ecology and the City of Everett are planning to remove contaminated soil from American Legion Memorial Park and the Evergreen Arboretum in 2015. Ecology and the City are interested in your feedback about the cleanup. The meeting will begin with a short presentation followed byContinue Reading

Commission Considers Transfer of 54 Acres in Snohomish County to Stillaguamish Tribe

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider approving a major update of the state’s hydraulic code rules and will conduct a public hearing on a proposed Willapa Bay salmon-management plan at a meeting scheduled Nov. 7-8 in Olympia. The commission, a nine-member panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of FishContinue Reading

WDFW Seeks Nominations for Fish Policy Advisory Group

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations to a citizen advisory group that advises the department on steelhead and anadromous cutthroat management issues. The department will select as many as 15 individuals to serve two-year terms on the Steelhead/Cutthroat Policy Advisory Group, with new terms beginning in January 2015.Continue Reading

Proposed Greenhouse Gas Rule Reporting Change

Proposed greenhouse gas rule to streamline reporting process OLYMPIA – Proposed changes to Washington’s existing greenhouse gas reporting rule will update existing processes that save businesses who report greenhouse gases time and money. The Department of Ecology hosted a half-day stakeholder meeting to gather input and feedback on the proposed changes from businesses currently reportingContinue Reading

WA Dept Ecology – Public Comment – Oil Transport through WA

Washington State Department of Ecology Departments of Ecology, Utilities and Transportation Commission, and Military Department News Release – October 23, 2014 Public invited to comment on oil transportation study Meetings scheduled in Spokane and Olympia OLYMPIA – The public is invited to provide feedback on a preliminary study assessing risks associated with increased transportation ofContinue Reading

News Release – June 23, 2014 – Ecology Grants Voter-Approved Funds Department of Ecology News Release – June 23, 2014 Over $400K awarded for waste reduction Ecology grants voter-approved funds to northwestern Washington BELLEVUE – Local governments in northwestern Washington will receive seven grants totaling $415,958 to support waste reduction and recycling projects in five counties. Statewide, the Washington Department of Ecology granted over $1Continue Reading

WDOE Environmental penalties for second quarter 2014 April – June 2014 The Washington Department of Ecology issued $417,624 in penalties of $1,000 or more April through June 2014. Ecology works with thousands of businesses and individuals to help them comply with state laws. Penalties are issued in cases where non-compliance continues after Ecology has provided technical assistance or warnings, or forContinue Reading

Public Review: New Water Quality Standards for Toxic Chemicals, Fish Consumption Rate Department of Ecology News Release – September 30, 2014 Details of draft fish consumption rule released OLYMPIA – Washingtonians get a chance to preview proposed water quality standards for toxic chemicals that include new fish consumption rates. Consistent with Governor Jay Inslee’s July 9 directive, the Washington Department of Ecology is making details ofContinue Reading