Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment on Review and Proposed Revisions of Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe invites the public to review and comment on the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters (WQS) and the Tribe’s proposed revisions. Pursuant to the Port Gamble Tribal Constitution and the federal Clean Water Act, the Tribe adopted the WQS in 2002 to manage and regulate quality and use of Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation waters. The Tribe is reviewing the WQS’s designated uses, criteria, antidegradation requirements, and general provisions, and is proposing revisions to the WQS. The Tribe is not proposing amendments to the aquatic life criteria, which the Tribe intends to evaluate and amend after these revisions are complete.

The Tribe’s Natural Resources Department will hold a public hearing at 5:00 P.M. on May 23, 2024 in the Health Center Executive Conference Room for the purpose of hearing comments and recommendations on the review of the WQS and the Tribe’s proposed revisions to the WQS.

People may also submit comments in writing by May 24, 2024 to or by mail to:

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Natural Resources Department

31912 Little Boston Road NE

Kingston, Washington 98346

All comments will be considered prior to the issuance of any final revisions.

Copies of the full text of the proposed revisions and pertinent supporting documents are available for review at the Natural Resources Department or the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe News & Events web site at the following address: Inquires or requests for additional information may also be made by calling 360-297-6294.