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PDFWAC 173-226-110

Fact sheets.

(1) The department shall prepare a fact sheet for every draft general permit determination. Such fact sheets shall summarize the following:
(a) The type of facility or activity which is the subject of the general permit;
(b) The geographical area for which the general permit is valid;
(c) The criteria for which coverage under a general permit will be approved;
(d) A listing or some other means of identifying the facilities proposed to be covered under the general permit;
(e) The information required by WAC 173-226-200(3), to be submitted as part of the application for coverage under the general permit;
(f) The effluent characteristics for the category of dischargers being authorized under the general permit, including the following:
(i) The average rate or frequency of the proposed discharge;
(ii) For thermal discharges, the average summer and winter temperatures; and
(iii) The average and estimated range in pounds per day, or other appropriate units, of any pollutants which are present in significant quantities or which are subject to limitations or prohibition under RCW 90.48.010, 90.52.040, 90.54.020, and sections 301, 302, 306, or 307 of the FWPCA and regulations published thereunder;
(g) The effluent standards and limitations applied;
(h) The applicable water quality standards, including identification of the uses for which receiving waters have been classified;
(i) The conditions in the proposed general permit;
(j) The legal and technical grounds for the conditions contained in the general permit, including;
(i) An explanation of how conditions meet both the technology-based and water quality-based requirements of the FWPCA and chapters 90.48, 90.52, and 90.54 RCW;
(ii) An explanation of how the conditions meet the water quality standards of chapters 173-200 and 173-201A WAC; and
(iii) An explanation of how the conditions meet the sediment standards contained in chapter 173-204 WAC;
(k) If a dilution zone is authorized, pursuant to chapter 173-201A WAC, within which water quality standards are modified:
(i) A description of the allowed dilution zone;
(ii) The legal basis for providing a dilution zone; and
(iii) The technical basis for allowing a dilution zone and the basis for determining the size of the dilution zone;
(l) Any compliance schedules proposed as part of the general permit or as a part of the application process pursuant to WAC 173-226-180 and 173-226-200;
(m) How the draft permit addresses use or disposal of residual solids generated by wastewater treatment;
(n) The procedures for the formulation of final determinations (in more detailed form than that given in the public notice) including:
(i) The thirty-day comment period required by WAC 173-226-130(3), including the date and time after which public comments will not be considered by the department in formulating the final determination on the draft general permit;
(ii) The time and place of the public hearing(s); and
(iii) Any other procedures by which the public may participate in the formulation of the final determination; and
(o) A summary of the economic impact analysis required by WAC 173-226-120, including any mitigation proposed pursuant to WAC 173-226-120(2) for small business.
(2) The department shall provide copies of general permit fact sheets to any interested person upon request.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.48 RCW. WSR 93-10-099 (Order 92-55), ยง 173-226-110, filed 5/5/93, effective 5/19/93.]
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