Wastewater Permit Fees Public Hearing Sept. 24
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to comment on proposed changes to fees it collects for several categories of wastewater discharge permits. Permits are the state’s primary tool to prevent water pollution. They set limits on how much pollution can be discharged into the environment by businesses, local governments, and other entities. Fees recoup the state’s costs to administer the permits. The proposed fee increase amounts were set by the state Legislature.
Ecology proposes to increase fees only for those permit types that do not cover the state’s administration costs.