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
November 29, 2018 To Be Determined
September 20, 2018 To Be Determined
May 31, 2018 10am-3pm Olympia 5th Floor Director's Conference Room Agenda | Meeting Handouts
March 22, 2018 WDFW 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, Wa. Agenda | Minutes
January 11, 2018 Olympia, WA NRB Room 556 Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
November 14, 2017 9am-11am Webinar See Agenda Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
September 28, 2017 10am-3pm, WDFW Region 4 Office Conference Room, 16018 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek, WA 98012 Agenda | Minutes
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