WSR 10-03-093

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed January 20, 2010, 9:08 a.m. ]


PUBLIC NOTICE

Announcing the Draft Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit for Review and Comment



The Draft Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit: The Washington state department of ecology (ecology) will release a draft aquatic mosquito control NPDES and state waste discharge general permit (AMCGP) on February 3, 2010. Ecology will accept written and oral comments on the draft permit, fact sheet, and notice of intent (permit coverage application) until 5 p.m., March 10, 2010.

Purpose of the Permit: The purpose of the AMCGP is to permit the discharge of pollutants into waters of the state from mosquito control activities. This general permit provides coverage for discharges of larvicides and adulticides. The AMCGP authorizes discharges to waters of the state of Washington subject to the permit conditions.

Copies of the Draft Permit: You may download a copy of the permit, fact sheet, and notice of intent at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/pesticides/final_pesticide_permits/mosquito/mosquito_index.html.

You may request a copy of the permit, fact sheet, and notice of intent from Julie Robertson at (360) 407-6575 or by e-mail at julie.robertson@ecy.wa.gov.

Ecology Contact: Jon Jennings, Washington State Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, phone (360) 407-6283, fax (360) 407-6426, e-mail jonathan.jennings@ecy.wa.gov.

Submitting Written and Oral Comments: Ecology will accept written and oral comments on the draft permit and fact sheet until 5 p.m., March 10, 2010. Ecology prefers comments to be submitted by e-mail. E-mailed comments must contain the commenter's name and postal address. Comments should reference the AMCGP and specific text when possible.

Submit written comments to Jon Jennings, Mosquito Control Permit Comments, Washington State Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504.

Submit comments by e-mail to jonathan.jennings@ecy.wa.gov.

Written comments must be postmarked no later than 5 p.m., March 10, 2010. You must send e-mail comments before 5 p.m., March 10, 2010. You may provide oral testimony at the public hearing.

Hearing and Workshop: A public hearing and workshop on the permit is scheduled to be held on March 9, 2010, at 1 p.m., at the Moses Lake Fire Department, 701 East Third Avenue, Moses Lake, WA 98837. At the workshop ecology will explain the draft permit and answer questions. A hearing will immediately follow the workshop. The hearing will provide the opportunity for formal oral testimony and comments on the proposed permit.

Issuing the Permit: After ecology receives and considers all public comments, it will issue the final permit. If public comments cause a substantial change in the permit conditions from the original permit, another public notice of draft and comment period will occur. Ecology expects to issue the permit in the summer of 2010.

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