DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
[Filed July 1, 1997, 4:22 p.m.]
On june 10, 1997, the Washington Department of Ecology received a
petition to designate Grant and Franklin counties as a ground water
management area under provisions of WAC 173-100-070. This petition is
currently under review by the Department of Ecology to determine the
merits of the request. Pending a finding that the petition has merits,
the Department of Ecology must modify the general schedule.
WAC 173-100-060 requires a public hearing be held prior to final
modification of the general schedule. In order to allow for sufficient
time to complete a comprehensive review of the Grant-Franklin County
petition and its relation to existing petitions, it is the intent of the
Department of Ecology to delay a public hearing on modification of the
general schedule from June 1997 to November 1997. Two weeks prior to the
hearing(s), the Department of Ecology will publish specific details as
to time, date, and location.