WSR 16-16-099
[Filed August 1, 2016, 2:52 p.m.]
Announcing the Reissuance of the Aquatic Invasive Species Management General Permit
PERMIT: The Washington state department of ecology (ecology) is reissuing the aquatic invasive species management general permit (permit). This permit becomes effective on September 16, 2016, and expires September 15, 2021.
State and federal water quality regulations do not allow the discharge of pollutants to waters of the state without permit coverage. Pesticide products used for management of aquatic invasive animals and invasive marine algae 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 conditions the discharge of pesticides for control of aquatic invasive animals and invasive marine algae in surface waters of Washington state. Coverage under the proposed general permit will be available to state government agencies only.
PERMIT AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: Ecology accepted public comment on the draft permit, fact sheet and notice of intent from May 18, 2016, until July 1, 2016. Ecology held a webinar, and public workshop and hearing in Lacey, Washington, on June 21, 2016. Ecology received written comments during the public comment period and responded to these comments in Appendix C of the fact sheet.
You may download copies of the permit, the response to comments, and the fact sheet from the ecology web site at You may request hardcopies of the documents from Nathan Lubliner at or (360) 407-6563.
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 PCHB (see addresses below). Filing means actual receipt by 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; 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.