WSR 10-10-100

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed May 4, 2010, 10:46 a.m. ]


PUBLIC NOTICE

Announcing the Issuance of the Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit



Permit Issuance: The Washington state department of ecology (ecology) will issue a final aquatic mosquito control NPDES and state waste discharge general permit (permit) on May 19, 2010.

Purpose of the Permit: The purpose of the permit is to regulate 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 permit authorizes discharges to waters of the state of Washington subject to the permit conditions.

Public Notice Process and Comments: Ecology accepted public comments on the draft permit and fact sheet from February 3, 2010, until March 17, 2010. Ecology held two hearings and workshops in Moses Lake, Washington on March 9, 2010. Ecology received over five hundred comments during the public comment period and responded to these comments in a response to comments appended to the fact sheet. The comments and the fact sheet are available for review at ecology's web site at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/pesticides/final_pesticide_permits/mosquito/mosquito_index.html.

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

You may request copies of the documents 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.

Appeal Options: The terms and conditions of this general permit, being issued May 19, 2010, may be appealed only by filing an appeal to the pollution control hearings board and by serving it upon the department of ecology at the addresses below. Appeals of the permit must be made within thirty days of issuance or receipt, whichever is later (see chapter 43.21B RCW). "RCW" is the Revised Code of Washington. The procedures and requirements for the appeal process are contained in RCW 43.21B.310. An appeal must be filed with the Pollution Control Hearings Board, P.O. Box 40903, Olympia, WA 98504-0903; the Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.

The applicability of a permit coverage to a specific discharger is also appealable within thirty days of the effective date of coverage of that discharger, in accordance with chapter 43.21B RCW.

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