The Washington Department of Ecology will be holding an informational meeting on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Maximum Daily Load for Temperature in the Columbia and Lower Snake Rivers on January 28.
EPA published the temperature TMDL in May 2020 and opened a 90 day public comment period this past summer.
Ecology is responsible for writing Washington’s implementation plan for this TMDL.
“We would like to meet with interested stakeholders and tribes to introduce the Ecology team who will be working on implementation, give an update on what happened in 2020, and share what we are planning for early stages of implementation in 2021. This meeting is a preliminary, informational meeting. We plan to engage more formally with stakeholders and tribes when EPA reissues an updated TMDL,” says the agency.
Date: January 28, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Registration: Please register at this link to attend via Webex. https://watech.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=watech&service=6&rnd=0.935403670345606&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwatech.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000044235242a2f6bde1fe212151d0ebbb7908a5337183137e0739a63533c29f16f58%26siteurl%3Dwatech%26confViewID%3D179379739209802358%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAATSspLq5CB7QmbQzuWvXLvbPLN2tDp6uNiNb3Lk9dngWA2%26
Project webpage for future updates: www.ecology.wa.gov/ColumbiaSnakeTMDL