SHELL1.6: Effectively manage and control pollution from small onsite sewage systems
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Effectively manage and control pollution from small onsite sewage systems.
Desired Outcome - Programs for onsite sewage systems (OSS) and state requirements for local health jurisdictions to carry out comprehensive plans that ensure OSS are properly managed to protect public health and sensitive waters. This approach also addresses marine recovery areas with existing OSS that are degrading shellfish growing areas or marine waters where low dissolved-oxygen levels or fecal coliform are a concern, or where nitrogen has been identified as a contaminant of concern.
Policy Needs, Example Actions, Proposal Guidance - Actions should focus on fecal coliform concerns. Consider opportunities to assess climate risk in relevant guidance, permitting and education to homeowners.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.