WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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November 19, 1999
Contact: Cynthia Pratt, (360) 902-2575

Public has more time to comment on hydraulic project review proposal

OLYMPIA–The opportunity for public comment on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's plan to make its program for reviewing and approving projects in and near state waters comply with the federal Endangered Species Act has been extended to Dec. 6.

The extension is due to public requests for more time to review the proposal and make meaningful suggestions.

WDFW protects fish and wildlife by reviewing projects that will be in or affects state waters through its Hydraulic Project Approval Program. To comply with the federal Endangered Species Act, WDFW has proposed plans that will guide future project reviews through its Hydraulic Project Approval Program.

All comments and questions should be sent to:

HPA HCP Project <HPAHCPComments@dfw.wa.gov>,
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,
Habitat Program,
600 Capitol Way N. (MS 43200),
Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

For more information, please visit WDFW's HPA HCP Project Website.