WSR 15-17-125
[Filed August 19, 2015, 10:19 a.m.]
Announcing the Reissuance of the Fisheries Resource Management General Permit
Permit: The Washington state department of ecology (ecology) will reissue a general permit to regulate the use of rotenone and potassium permanganate for management of fish populations in surface waters of Washington state.
Washington's water quality statutes and regulations do not allow the discharge of pollutants to waters of the state without permit coverage. Rotenone and potassium permanganate used for management of fish populations are potential pollutants, and therefore require a discharge permit before application to surface waters. Ecology issues general permits in place of a series of individual permits when the permitted activities are similar.
Purpose of the Permit: This permit allows for the management of fish populations in waters of the state. Fisheries management activities are conducted to support habitat restoration, native species restoration and recreational fisheries. Coverage under the general permit will be limited to Washington department of fish and wildlife only.
Permit and Supporting Documents: Ecology has made a determination to issue the fisheries resource mangement [management] NPDES general permit on September 2, 2015. A public comment period for the draft permit and supporting documents was held from June 3 through July 17, 2015. You may download copies of the permit and fact sheet, beginning September 2, 2015, from the following web site
Ecology Contact: Nathan Lubliner, Washington State Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696, phone (360) 407-6563, e-mail
Appeals: This permit may be appealed to the pollution control hearings board (PCHB) within thirty days of the date of receipt of the final permit. 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) (also see glossary).
To appeal, the following must be done within thirty days of receipt of this permit:
File the appeal and a copy of this permit with the PCHB (see addresses below). Filing means actual receipt by the PCHB during regular business hours.
Serve a copy of the appeal and this permit on ecology in paper form - by mail or in person (see addresses below). E-mail is not accepted.
The appeal must also comply with other applicable requirements in chapters 43.21B RCW and 371-08 WAC.
Street Addresses: Department of Ecology, Attn: Appeals Processing Desk, 300 Desmond Drive S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 and Pollution Control Hearings Board, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Suite 301, Tumwater, WA 98501.
Mailing Addresses: Department of Ecology, Attn: Appeals Processing Desk, P.O. Box 47608, Olympia, WA 98504-7608 and Pollution Control Hearings Board, P.O. Box 40903, Olympia, WA 98504-0903.