PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
The department of ecology withdraws the following CR-101 filing: WSR 11-22-025 (filed October 25, 2011).
In October 2011, ecology started a rule-making effort to amend implementation-related portions of the surface water quality standards (chapter 173-201A WAC). Ecology is withdrawing that notice and is filing a new notice to clarify the focus of this rule making. We will continue to focus on sections of the rule regarding implementation, with the goal of providing more predictable regulatory tools that help entities subject to national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits comply with new, more protective standards.
To clarify this, immediately after filing this notice of withdrawal, ecology is filing a CR-101 for a rule making to update the implementation tools portions of the surface water quality standards.
Donald A. Seeberger
for Kelly Susewind, Manager
Water Quality Program