Saturday, December 16, 2017
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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Washington Department of Ecology awards $3.4 million for water supply improvements in 13 counties

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently announced 12 grants totaling $3.4 million to improve local and regional water supplies in 13 counties across the state.
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Washington Department of Ecology accepting comment on revised air permit for data center

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is accepting public comments on proposed changes to the Sabey Integrate Quincy data center’s air permit, which regulates the center’s use of diesel backup generators.
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Washington Department of Ecology accepting comments on proposed Port of Seattle study

The Washington Department of Ecology has proposed an environmental study of sediments sampled at the Port of Seattle’s Pier 91.
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Washington Department of Ecology enacts Stage 1 burn ban for seven counties

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Kittias, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties from November 27 to December 1, pending weather conditions.
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Washington Department of Ecology proposes changes to E-Cycle program

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has proposed revisions to the state's electronic waste recycling program.
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Washington DEQ proposes permit changes to allow easier aquatic plant control

The changes would reduce the amount of paperwork during the application process and streamline the environmental review procedure.
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Seattle International District site declared clean

Washington Department of Ecology has removed the area from its list of contaminated sites.
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Washington State extends public comments on Westway, Imperium proposals

The public has until November 30 to give input to the environmental impact statements.
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Environmental cleanup completed at Cornet Bay Marina

The Cornet Bay Marina environmental cleanup site near Oak Harbor, Washington, will soon be removed from the state's contaminated sites list.
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