WSR 10-17-122

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed August 18, 2010, 9:54 a.m. ]


PUBLIC NOTICE

Announcing the Issuance of the Modified Phase I

Municipal Stormwater General Permit



Permit Issuance: The Washington state department of ecology (ecology) will issue the final modified Phase I municipal stormwater general permit (permit) on September 1, 2010. The permit was issued on January 17, 2007, then first modified June 17, 2009, and modified for the second time September 1, 2010. The permit modification incorporates ecology's equivalency determination of Clark County's flow control program by updating Appendix 10 of the Phase I permit. The modification also incorporates minor updates to King County and the City of Seattle equivalency documents.

Purpose of the Permit: Federal and state water quality laws require a permit for the discharge of stormwater (see Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Title 22 United States Code, Section 1251 et seq., state Water Pollution Control Act, chapter 90.48 RCW and Washington waste discharge general permit regulation, WAC 173-226-130). The permit addresses these legal requirements and controls the discharge of pollutants to protect surface water and ground water quality in Washington state. The permit requires municipalities and secondary permittees covered by the permit to develop and implement a stormwater management program to control stormwater runoff into and from their storm sewer system.

Public Notice Process and Comments: Ecology accepted public comments on the draft permit and fact sheet from April 21, 2010, until June 7, 2010. Ecology held a hearing and workshop in Vancouver, Washington, on May 27, 2010. Ecology received comments from five commenters during the public comment period and responded to comments in a response to comments appended to the fact sheet. The response to comments, permit, and the fact sheet are available for review at ecology's web site at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/stormwater/municipal/permitMOD.html.

Copies of the Permit: You may download the permit, response [respond] to comments, and fact sheet at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/stormwater/municipal/permitMOD.html.

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

Ecology Contact: Julie Lowe, Washington State Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, phone (360) 407-6470, fax (360) 407-6426, e-mail julie.lowe@ecy.wa.gov.

Your Right to Appeal: You have a right to appeal this permit to the pollution control hearing[s] board (PCHB) within thirty days of the date of receipt of this notification. The appeal process is governed by chapters 43.21B RCW and 371-08 WAC. "Date of receipt" is defined in RCW 43.21B.001(2).

To appeal you must do the following within thirty days of the date of receipt of this letter of notification:


File your appeal and a copy of the permit cover page with the PCHB (see addresses below). Filing means actual receipt by the PCHB during regular business hours.

Serve a copy of your appeal and the permit cover page on ecology in paper form - by mail or in person. (See addresses below.) E-mail is not accepted.


You must also comply with other applicable requirements in chapters 43.21B RCW and 371-08 WAC.


Address and Location Information
Street Addresses Mailing Addresses
Department of Ecology

Attn: Appeals Processing Desk

300 Desmond Drive S.E.

Lacey, WA 98503

Department of Ecology

Attn: Appeals Processing Desk

P.O. Box 47608

Olympia, WA 98504-7608

Pollution Control Hearings Board

4224 6th Avenue S.E.

RoweSix, Building 2

Lacey, WA 98503

Pollution Control Hearings Board

P.O. Box 40903

Olympia, WA 98504-0903

Washington State Code Reviser's Office