Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Washington Department of Ecology News

Washington regulation requires advance documentation of crude oil transport in state

Facilities receiving crude oil by rail in Washington are now required to notify the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) in advance, enabling emergency responders throughout the state to prepare for any potential incidents.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology seeking comment on EPA filling showing compliance with new ozone standards

In compliance with an Oct. 1 deadline from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) plans to submit a draft recommendation that that the EPA designate all Washington counties as compliant with new air quality standards for ozone.
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EPA approves Washington Dept. of Ecology plan to restore Lake Whatcom

A Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) plan to restore Lake Whatcom and protect the drinking water source for approximately 100,000 Washingtonians recently gained approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Two Washington Dept. of Ecology projects earn recognition during White House Water Summit

The White House Water Summit, run in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, recently highlighted two projects led by the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River, which impact the Yakima and Methow river basins.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology, University of Washington to study groundwater contamination

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently proposed a legal agreement with the University of Washington (UW) to investigate and study several plumes of groundwater contamination left from industrial use of the land.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology proposes changes to water quality permits for boatyards

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently proposed updating the water quality permit for boatyards that would update the requirements to better address toxic stormwater and wastewater discharges, which would impact approximately 70 boatyards in Western Washington.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology LightRecycle program recycles nearly 1 million lights in first year

The first year of the Washington Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) LightRecycle Washington program, which started on Jan. 1, 2015, saw state residents recycle more than 1 million lights containing mercury.
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Washington State surpasses 300 million pounds of recycled electronics

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently announced that E-Cycle Washington, the state’s electronics recycling program, has processed more than 300 million pounds of electronic waste, recycling metal glass and plastic and keeping harmful materials like lead out of landfills.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology seeks public comments for Port Gardner Bay cleanup project

The Washington Department of Ecology {Ecology) is now accepting public comments on documents related to a plan to remove contaminated sediments from Port Gardner Bay, which would be carried out in cooperation with the Port of Everett.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology updating proposed Clean Air Rule

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently withdrew its proposed Clean Air Rule, which it released in January to begin the process of capping and reducing the state’s carbon pollution, to update the regulation based on public feedback.
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Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District earns highest honor from Washington Dept. of Ecology

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently awarded the Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District with its highest honor, the Environmental Excellence award, for its work to promote water quality through healthy agricultural practices.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology and Chelan County plan EIS for Icicle Creek Water Resource Strategy

BodyAs the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and Chelan County prepare for a programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) for the recently advanced Icicle Creek Water Resource Strategy, the department is accepting public input on the EIS’s scope.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology reviewing Okanogan County shoreline program

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is currently reviewing and accepting public comments on the shoreline program for Okanogan County, which will inform the area’s shoreline development and construction.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology to host public meeting on Boeing groundwater contamination

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently announced a public meeting for Feb. 27 on an investigation of groundwater contamination in Auburn and Algona spreading from a Boeing property.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology seeks public comments on Pasco shoreline management plan

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is currently accepting public comments on a shoreline management plan for the city of Pasco, which if approved would become part of the state shoreline master program.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology releases draft clean water rule maintaining more state control than EPA’s version

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently released a draft clean water rule in compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and an October 2015 directive from the governor.
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Washington Department of Ecology proposes $137 million in funding for water quality projects

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently released a list of 103 projects it proposes to fund through its Water Quality Program, which if fully enacted would mean a total of $137 million in funding for communities across the state.
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Washington Department of Ecology accepting public comments on Cle Elum shoreline management Plan

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is now accepting public comments on the shoreline management plan for Cle Elum, which impacts the shorelines of the Cle Elum and Yakima Rivers within the city.
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WA Dept. of Ecology approves Island County’s shoreline master program

The five-year process of developing an updated shoreline master program for Washington’s Island County is now complete, after the program recently attained Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) approval.
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Washington Department of Ecology proposes state’s first regulation limiting carbon pollution

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) proposed a rule this week that would put the first state limits on carbon pollution, which was developed with industry groups, local governments, environmentalists and the general public.
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