WSR 97-12-083

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

[Filed June 4, 1997, 11:24 a.m.]

for your review and comment


The Washington Department of Ecology and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for over two decades have shared a mutual mission to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, and promote the wise management of the air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. Ecology and EPA have developed a draft environmental partnership agreement that identifies mutual goals as well as activities the two agencies would undertake during the state fiscal year (July 1, 1997 - June 30, 1998) in the areas listed below. This agreement would also serve as the only work plan for most of the EPA grant programs in the air, water and hazardous waste management programs.

Air Quality

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Surface and Ground Water Quality Management

Watershed and Aquatic Habitat Protection

Enforcement and Compliance

The Draft Environmental Performance Partnership Agreement will be available after June 23, 1997, for public review and comment. The agreement will be available as a MS Word document on EPA and ecology's web sites at the following addresses:

The EPA address is: http://www.epa.gov/docs/region10/www/

r10.html. Once in EPA's home page, click on Promoting Innovation and Technology.

The Ecology address is: http://www.wa.gov/ecology.

If you prefer to receive a printed copy, please contact John Shores, EPA Region 10, EPA Public Information Center, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, phone (206) 553-1200, FAX (206) 553-0149, e-mail shores.john@epamail.epa.gov.

Please direct questions and written comments by July 25, 1997, to Jack Boller, EPA Region 10, Washington Operations Office, 300 Desmond Drive, Suite 102, Lacey, WA 98503, phone (360) 753-9428, e-mail boller.jack@epamail.epa.gov.

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