WSR 14-20-117
[Filed October 1, 2014, 8:29 a.m.]
Announcing Issuance of the Vessel Deconstruction General Permit
Permit Issuance: The Washington state department of ecology (ecology) issued [will issue] the national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) vessel deconstruction general permit (permit) on October 15, 2014. The effective date of this permit is December 1, 2014.
Purpose of the Permit: Federal Water Pollution Control Act Title 22 United States Code, Section 1251 et seq., and state Water Pollution Control Act, chapter 90.48 RCW (see also WAC 173-226-130) require a permit for discharge of wastewater to waters of the state. The permit addresses these legal requirements and controls the discharge of pollutants to protect water quality. The permit requires permittees to develop and implement deconstruction and site management and solid waste control plans and comply with applicable limitations. It also details inspection, sampling, and reporting requirements.
Public Notice Process and Comments: Ecology accepted public comments on the draft permit and fact sheet from July 16, 2014, until August 22, 2014. Ecology held a public hearing and workshop in Seattle, Washington on August 19, 2014. Ecology responded to written comments in Appendix C of the fact sheet. You may download copies of the permit and fact sheet at You may also contact the water quality program at (360) 407-6600 to request permit documents.
Appeal Options: You have the right to appeal the terms and conditions of this general permit, [to be] issued October 15, 2014, by filing an appeal, in writing, to the pollution control hearings board and by serving it upon ecology at the addresses below. Appeals of this general 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. E-mail is not accepted.
Address and Location Information: Street addresses: Department of Ecology, Attn: Appeals Processing Desk, 300 Desmond Drive S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 or the 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 or the Pollution Control Hearings Board, P.O. Box 40903, Olympia, WA 98504-0903.
If you have any questions about the permit or fact sheet, please contact Vincent McGowan at or (360) 407-6433.