Environmentalists Target Puget Sound Boaters, Seek Public Comment (Map)

Read the late Bob Lane's take on this issue: "Solution in Search of a Problem." 

Go also to the bottom of this page for a Google Search of news stories about the real source of pollution in Puget Sound.

The public comment period for the proposed No-Discharge Zone for Puget Sound is October 4, 2017 - November 30, 2017.

The following rulemaking documents are available for review and comment: 

How to submit comments:

  • Online: Use our eComments to provide comments.
  • By mail:
    Amy Jankowiak
    Department of Ecology
    Water Quality Program
    3190 - 160th AVE SE
    Bellevue, WA 98008-5452
  • During the public hearings

Public Hearing Webinars

Ecology will accept verbal comments through the webinar.

Public Hearing
Ecology will accept written or verbal comments during the hearing.
Time: 11:00 a.m.

South Seattle College's Georgetown Campus
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108


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'Emergency' at Seattle wastewater plant dumping raw sewage into ...Feb 10, 2017 - King County's West Point Treatment Plant is in "emergency bypass mode" after experiencing equipment failure early Thursday morning, ...

Millions of Gallons of Raw Sewage Spill into the Puget Sound | Global ...Feb 18, 2017 - Millions of Gallons of Raw Sewage Spill into the Puget Sound ... Closed after Leak Dumps Untreated Sewage into Puget Sound – Kiro 7 ...