Chapter 43.21A RCW

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

Sections

43.21A.005IntentPublic involvement and outreach.
43.21A.010Legislative declaration of state policy on environment and utilization of natural resources.
43.21A.020Purpose.
43.21A.030Definitions.
43.21A.040Department of ecologyCreated.
43.21A.050Department of ecologyDirectorAppointmentPowers and dutiesSalaryTemporary appointment when vacancy.
43.21A.061Powers and dutiesReclamation.
43.21A.064Powers and dutiesWater resources.
43.21A.067Water resources"Basic data fund" created.
43.21A.068Federal power act licenseesExemption from state requirements.
43.21A.069Powers and dutiesFlood control.
43.21A.070Application of administrative procedure act to the review of decisions by director.
43.21A.080Rule-making authority.
43.21A.081Five-year formal review process of existing rules.
43.21A.085Technical assistance officer and unitsCoordination of voluntary compliance with regulatory laws.
43.21A.087Technical assistance officer and unitsAuthority to issue orders or assess penalties.
43.21A.090Powers, duties and functions transferred to department to be performed by directorDelegation by director, limitations.
43.21A.100Departmental administrative divisionsDeputy director, dutiesAssistant directors, dutiesAs exempt from state civil service lawSalaries.
43.21A.120Director to employ personnelApplication of state civil service law.
43.21A.130StudiesLimitations.
43.21A.140Director to consult with department, state board of health.
43.21A.150Director to consult with other states, federal government, and Canadian provincesAuthority to receive and disburse grants, funds, and giftsDepartment's web site list of interagency agreements.
43.21A.155Environmental excellence program agreementsEffect on chapter.
43.21A.160Request for certification of records as confidentialProcedure.
43.21A.165Environmental technologyReview of certification programsDemonstration activities.
43.21A.175Environmental certification programsFeesRulesLiability.
43.21A.230Certification of environmental laboratories authorizedFeesUse of certified laboratories by persons submitting data or results to department.
43.21A.235Exemption from laboratory certification and fee requirements.
43.21A.350Master plan of development.
43.21A.355Master plan of developmentPublic hearings.
43.21A.405Marine pollutionBaseline study programLegislative finding and declaration.
43.21A.410Marine pollutionBaseline study program establishedUtilization of related programsCoordinationContracts.
43.21A.415Marine pollutionBaseline study programScope of database produced.
43.21A.420Marine pollutionBaseline study programPriority factors.
43.21A.430Catalytic converters in police, ambulance or emergency aid vehiclesDepartment's powers restricted in respect thereto.
43.21A.440Department authorized to participate in and administer federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
43.21A.445Departments authorized to participate in and administer federal Safe Drinking Water ActAgreements with other departments.
43.21A.450Control of outflow and level of Lake OsoyoosLake Osoyoos International Water Control Structure authorized.
43.21A.470Yakima enhancement projectDutiesRequest for congressional authorization for pipeline.
43.21A.510State environmental profile.
43.21A.515Assistance to businesses interested in locating in Washington requiredInformation on environmental laws and regulations to be provided.
43.21A.520Environmental excellence awards program for products.
43.21A.600Powers and dutiesElectric power resources.
43.21A.605Development of electric power resourcesCooperation with governmental units.
43.21A.610Steam electric generating plantStudyConstruction.
43.21A.612Steam electric generating plantStatement of intentionConstruction by public utility, operating agency, or the department, procedurePowers of director of community, trade, and economic development.
43.21A.614Steam electric generating plantPowers of director in constructing, operating and maintaining.
43.21A.616Steam electric generating plantEminent domain.
43.21A.618Steam electric generating plantState not financially obligatedSeparation and expenditure of funds.
43.21A.620Steam electric generating plantRevenue bonds and warrants.
43.21A.622Steam electric generating plantSpecial fundsPayment of bonds, interest.
43.21A.624Steam electric generating plantConsiderations in issuance of bonds, limitations.
43.21A.626Steam electric generating plantResolution authorizing issuance of bonds, contents, covenants.
43.21A.628Steam electric generating plantSale of bonds.
43.21A.630Steam electric generating plantExamination, registration of bonds by state auditorDefects, irregularities.
43.21A.632Steam electric generating plantRates or charges.
43.21A.634Steam electric generating plantRefunding revenue bonds.
43.21A.636Steam electric generating plantSignatures on bonds.
43.21A.638Steam electric generating plantProvisions of law, resolution, a contract with bondholderEnforcement.
43.21A.640Steam electric generating plantBonds are legal security, investment, negotiable.
43.21A.642Steam electric generating plantDirector not authorized to acquire other facilities or engage in retail distribution.
43.21A.650Freshwater aquatic weeds account.
43.21A.660Freshwater aquatic weeds management program.
43.21A.662Freshwater aquatic weeds management programAdvisory committee.
43.21A.667Aquatic algae control accountFreshwater and saltwater aquatic algae control program.
43.21A.680Solid waste plan advisory committee abolished.
43.21A.681Geoduck aquaculture operationsGuidelinesRules.
43.21A.690Cost-reimbursement agreements.
43.21A.700Transfer of ownership of department-owned vesselReview of vessel's physical condition.
43.21A.702Transfer of ownership of department-owned vesselFurther requirements.
43.21A.711Used oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenylPetition for reimbursement of extraordinary costsProcessing and prioritizing petitionsPrioritized list to the legislature.
43.21A.721Grants to emergency respondersAssistance to meet the requirements of chapter 274, Laws of 2015.
43.21A.730Office of Chehalis basin.
43.21A.731Chehalis board.
43.21A.732Chehalis basin strategy.
43.21A.733Chehalis basin account.
43.21A.900Chapter to be liberally construed.
43.21A.910SavingsPermits, standards not affectedSeverabilityEffective date1970 ex.s. c 62.

NOTES:

Funding for radiation monitoring programs, department of ecology to seek: RCW 70.98.122.
Metals mining and milling operations, department of ecology responsibilities: Chapter 78.56 RCW.
Minimum flows and levelsDepartmental authority exclusiveOther recommendations considered: RCW 90.03.247.
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