July 14, 2014
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Inslee proposes new water quality standards, legislation related to toxics



Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled proposed new state water quality standards last week seeking to raise the so-called fish consumption rate from 6.5 grams per day to 175 grams per day, or about one serving per day. In addition, the governor said he would submit legislation to the state Legislature in 2015 giving the Department of Ecology new authority to regulate pollution at its source rather than clean it up after it enters the water.

AWB has been working on this issue along with a coalition of associations representing employers and local governments, and remains committed to ensuring water quality standards that balance the needs of our state’s economy and the health of its residents. However, we need more information about the details of the governor’s plan in order to fully understand the impacts of the package.

Inslee said he has asked the Department of Ecology to issue a preliminary draft rule no later than Sept. 30.



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