WSR 15-10-099
[Filed May 6, 2015, 9:29 a.m.]
Announcing the Reissuance of the Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit
Permit: The Washington state department of ecology (ecology) will reissue a general permit to regulate the use of adulticides and larvicides for management of mosquitoes in and around 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. Adulticides and larvicides used for management of mosquitoes 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 vector and nuisance mosquitoes in and around waters of the state. Mosquitoes are potential vectors of disease and form nuisance populations that impact human health, animal health and recreation. Those wishing to manage mosquito populations in and around water must apply for coverage under this permit prior to implementing mosquito control activities.
Permit and Supporting Documents: Ecology has made a determination to issue the aquatic mosquito control NPDES general permit on May 20, 2015. A public comment period for the draft permit and supporting documents was held from March 4 through April 17, 2015. You may download copies of the permit, fact sheet, SEPA determination, and economic impact analysis, beginning May 20, 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
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
1111 Israel Road S.W.
Suite 301
Tumwater, WA 98501
Pollution Control Hearings
P.O. Box 40903
Olympia, WA 98504-0903