Hydraulic Code Implementation Citizen Advisory Group Members

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Contact Hydraulic Code Implementation Citizen Advisory Group

Randi Thurston, Board Chair
WDFW Habitat Program, Protection Division Manager
360-902-2602
Randi.Thurston@dfw.wa.gov
http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/hpa/

Hydraulic Code Implementation Citizen Advisory Group

Since 1943, anyone planning certain construction projects or activities in or near state waters has been required to obtain an environmental permit commonly known as an HPA. Thousands of HPAs are issued each year for activities ranging from work on bulkheads, piers, and docks to culvert replacement and mineral prospecting.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) administers the HPA program under the state Hydraulic Code, which is specifically for the protection of fish life. WDFW Habitat Biologists process HPA applications. But more importantly, biologists help people and groups apply for an HPA and ensure their projects meet state conservation standards for finfish, shellfish and the habitat that supports them.

The role of the advisory groups is to provide agency and public perspectives in how WDFW administers the Hydraulic Code Rules (Chapter 220-660 WAC).  This includes providing advice on proposed changes to regulations, policies and management of the HPA program. 

Mission Statement

The Hydraulic Code Citizen and Agency Advisory Groups provide recommendations to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on the implementation of the Hydraulic Code Rules (Chapter 220-660 WAC). 

Meeting Calendar and Agendas

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Date Location Meeting Materials
September 28, 2017 10am-3pm, WDFW Region 4 Office Conference Room, 16018 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek, WA 98012 Agenda
June 14, 2017 10:00 am - Noon Webinar/Conference Call Agenda | Meeting Handouts
March 16, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm, WDFW Directors Conference Room 537, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, WA Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
December 14, 2016 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, WDFW Region 4 Office, Large Conference Room, 16018 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek, WA 98012 Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
September 8, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm, WDFW Directors Conference Room 537, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, WA Agenda | Minutes
April 20, 2016 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, WDFW Region 4 Office, Large Conference Room, 16018 Mill Creek Blvd, Mill Creek, WA 98012 Agenda | Minutes
January 14, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm, WDFW Directors Conference Room 537, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, WA Agenda | Minutes
October 1, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Legislative (Capitol) Building, Columbia Room, 416 Sid Syyder Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504 Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
July 7, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm, Port of Tacoma, Fabulich Center Conference Room 104, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, Tacoma, WA 98424 Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
April 7, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm, Office Building 2 (OB2) Conference Room SL 04, 14th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes