The proposed modifications are posted on Ecology’s website. (www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/pesticides/final_pesticide_permits/aquatic_plants/aquatic_plant_permit_index.html)
Ecology will accept electronic and hard copy comments on the permit modifications through 5 p.m. March 7, 2012. Ecology prefers comments be submitted by email for efficiency in receiving and reviewing comments.
Emailed comments must contain the commenter’s name and postal address. Comments should reference the specific modification when possible. Email comments to [email protected].
Written comments must be postmarked no later than 5 p.m. March 7, 2012. Mail comments to Kathy Hamel, Washington State Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.
Ecology will hold a public workshop and hearing on the changes at 1 p.m. Monday, March 5 at Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE.
For more information about the permit, contact Kathy Hamel at [email protected] or 360-407-6562.
In March 2011, Ecology updated the permit to reflect feedback we received from businesses that treat plants and algae, from waterfront residents, and from state and local governments.