Industry Notice

New stormwater requirements

Pierce County residents and developers can comment on changes to the county’s stormwater permit. This permit, issued and administered by Washington State Department of Ecology, directs the county to plan for and regulate stormwater management programs during and after development.

In August, The Department of Ecology (Ecology) released the Draft 2019–2024 Municipal General Stormwater and State Waste Discharge Permit for public comment. The document adopted by Ecology will influence and direct the county’s stormwater regulations and programs into the future.

Your opportunity to comment

Do any of these apply to you?

  • You have stormwater treatment or flow control structures on your property
  • You use materials that have the potential to get into stormwater
  • You have or are planning to develop property

If so, please take this opportunity to let Ecology know

  • What has worked? What hasn’t?
  • What programs or standards are effective?
  • What stormwater controls have not been effective?
  • What programs or controls are cost effective?

Your comments influence changes in the permit and ultimately shape the way stormwater is managed in the county. Submit your comments by November 14, 2018.

Read the permit and fact sheets

Comment on the Draft Permit

Attend a workshop and public hearing

Pierce County will provide comments to Ecology on the draft permit language.



Dennis Hanberg
Pierce County Planning and Public Works

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