Last Update: 2/25/13

Chapter 173-204 WAC

SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT STANDARDS

WAC Sections

PART I—GENERAL INFORMATION
Authority and purpose.
Applicability.
Antidegradation and designated use policies.
Administrative policies.
PART II—DEFINITIONS
Definitions.
PART III—SEDIMENT QUALITY STANDARDS
Purpose.
Sediment quality standards designation procedures.
Confirmatory marine sediment biological tests.
Marine sediment quality standards.
Low salinity sediment quality standards.
Freshwater sediment quality standards.
Sediment quality standards inventory.
PART IV—SEDIMENT SOURCE CONTROL
General considerations.
Sediment quality goal and sediment impact zone applicability.
Marine finfish rearing facilities.
Sediment impact zones.
Sediment impact zone maximum criteria.
PART V—SEDIMENT CLEANUP STANDARDS
Sediment cleanup decision process and policies.
Definitions.
Identifying sediment station clusters of potential concern.
Hazard assessment and site identification.
Evaluation and listing of sites.
Types of cleanup and authority.
Remedial investigation and feasibility study.
Sediment cleanup standards—General requirements.
Sediment cleanup levels based on protection of human health.
Sediment cleanup levels based on protection of the benthic community in marine and low salinity sediment.
Sediment cleanup levels based on protection of the benthic community in freshwater sediment.
Sediment cleanup levels based on protection of higher trophic level species.
Selection of cleanup actions.
Cleanup action decisions.
Sediment recovery zones.
PART VI—SAMPLING AND TESTING PLANS/RECORDKEEPING
Sampling and testing plan standards.
Records management.
Severability.
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