Public Notice: Proposed Permit for Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery in Washington

Publish Date: 12/16/2016


The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (LNFH) is part of a complex of three national fish hatcheries called the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex. The other two hatcheries that comprise the complex are the Entiat National Fish Hatchery and the Winthrop National Fish Hatchery.

The Entiat and Winthrop Hatcheries are currently authorized to discharge under the EPA’s NPDES General Permit for Federal Aquaculture Facilities and Aquaculture Facilities Located in Indian Country within the Boundaries of the State of Washington (EPA Washington Hatchery GP).

However, the LNFH will receive an individual NPDES permit due to more stringent requirements on temperature and total phosphorus based on the 2009 Wenatchee River Watershed Dissolved Oxygen and pH Total Maximum Daily Load Water Quality Improvement Report and the January 2012 Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington [Chapter 143-201A WAC]. 

Tentative Determination

EPA's Region 10 office has tentatively determined to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.

Administrative Record

Electronic copies of the draft permit and fact sheet are available below under "Related Documents."

Hard copies of the draft permit and fact sheet are also on file at the following locations:

U.S. EPA Region 10
1200 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington, 98101

U.S. EPA Region 10 Washington Operations Office
300 Desmond Drive, SE, Suite 102
Lacey, Washington 98503

Washington Department of Ecology
Central Regional Office
1250 West Alder Street
Union Gap, Washington 98903-0009

Copies and other information may be requested by writing to the EPA at the address below to the attention of the NPDES Permits Unit, or by contacting Audrey Washington (,  206-553‑0523.

Disability Reasonable Accomodation

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call Audrey Washington at 206-553‑0523 (voice). TTY/TDD users please dial Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6388. Please provide one week advance notice for special requests not related to ongoing programs and services.

Applicant or Respondent

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
12790 Fish Hatchery Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Permit #: WA0001902

Related Documents

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