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Federal water quality standards withdrawal disappoints Washington State Ecology Director

 

April 23, 2020



On April 16, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (epa.gov) announced their final rule to withdraw the federal water quality standards for certain human health criteria in Washington (40 CFR 131.45)  The final rule will be effective 30 days after posting in the Federal Register. 

Washington State Department of Ecology Director Laura Watson issued a statement last Friday, April 18, on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to roll back the water quality standards for Washington state that the agency approved in 2016:

“The EPA’s decision flies in the face of Was...



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