DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
[Filed June 4, 1997, 11:24 a.m.]
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.