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Chapter 43.21A RCW

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

RCW Sections

43.21A.005Intent -- Public 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 ecology -- Created.
43.21A.050Department of ecology -- Director -- Appointment -- Powers and duties -- Salary -- Temporary appointment when vacancy.
43.21A.061Powers and duties -- Reclamation.
43.21A.064Powers and duties -- Water resources.
43.21A.067Water resources -- "Basic data fund" created.
43.21A.068Federal power act licensees -- Exemption from state requirements.
43.21A.069Powers and duties -- Flood 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 units -- Coordination of voluntary compliance with regulatory laws.
43.21A.087Technical assistance officer and units -- Authority to issue orders or assess penalties.
43.21A.090Powers, duties and functions transferred to department to be performed by director -- Delegation by director, limitations.
43.21A.100Departmental administrative divisions -- Deputy director, duties -- Assistant directors, duties -- As exempt from state civil service law -- Salaries.
43.21A.120Director to employ personnel -- Application of state civil service law.
43.21A.130Studies -- Limitations.
43.21A.140Director to consult with department, state board of health.
43.21A.150Director to consult with other states, federal government and Canadian provinces -- Authority to receive and disburse grants, funds and gifts.
43.21A.155Environmental excellence program agreements--Effect on chapter.
43.21A.160Request for certification of records as confidential -- Procedure.
43.21A.165Environmental technology--Review of certification programs--Demonstration activities.
43.21A.175Environmental certification programs -- Fees -- Rules -- Liability.
43.21A.230Certification of environmental laboratories authorized -- Fees -- Use 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 development -- Public hearings.
43.21A.405Marine pollution -- Baseline study program -- Legislative finding and declaration.
43.21A.410Marine pollution -- Baseline study program established -- Utilization of related programs -- Coordination -- Contracts.
43.21A.415Marine pollution -- Baseline study program -- Scope of database produced.
43.21A.420Marine pollution -- Baseline study program -- Priority factors.
43.21A.430Catalytic converters in police, ambulance or emergency aid vehicles -- Department'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 Act -- Agreements with other departments.
43.21A.450Control of outflow and level of Lake Osoyoos -- Lake Osoyoos International Water Control Structure authorized.
43.21A.470Yakima enhancement project -- Duties -- Request for congressional authorization for pipeline.
43.21A.510State environmental profile.
43.21A.515Assistance to businesses interested in locating in Washington required -- Information on environmental laws and regulations to be provided.
43.21A.520Environmental excellence awards program for products.
43.21A.600Powers and duties -- Electric power resources.
43.21A.605Development of electric power resources -- Cooperation with governmental units.
43.21A.610Steam electric generating plant -- Study -- Construction.
43.21A.612Steam electric generating plant -- Statement of intention -- Construction by public utility, operating agency, or the department, procedure -- Powers of director of community, trade, and economic development.
43.21A.614Steam electric generating plant -- Powers of director in constructing, operating and maintaining.
43.21A.616Steam electric generating plant -- Eminent domain.
43.21A.618Steam electric generating plant -- State not financially obligated -- Separation and expenditure of funds.
43.21A.620Steam electric generating plant -- Revenue bonds and warrants.
43.21A.622Steam electric generating plant -- Special funds -- Payment of bonds, interest.
43.21A.624Steam electric generating plant -- Considerations in issuance of bonds, limitations.
43.21A.626Steam electric generating plant -- Resolution authorizing issuance of bonds, contents, covenants.
43.21A.628Steam electric generating plant -- Sale of bonds.
43.21A.630Steam electric generating plant -- Examination, registration of bonds by state auditor -- Defects, irregularities.
43.21A.632Steam electric generating plant -- Rates or charges.
43.21A.634Steam electric generating plant -- Refunding revenue bonds.
43.21A.636Steam electric generating plant -- Signatures on bonds.
43.21A.638Steam electric generating plant -- Provisions of law, resolution, a contract with bondholder -- Enforcement.
43.21A.640Steam electric generating plant -- Bonds are legal security, investment, negotiable.
43.21A.642Steam electric generating plant -- Director 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 program -- Advisory committee.
43.21A.667Aquatic algae control account -- Freshwater and saltwater aquatic algae control program.
43.21A.680Solid waste plan advisory committee abolished.
43.21A.681Geoduck aquaculture operations -- Guidelines -- Rules.
43.21A.690Cost-reimbursement agreements.
43.21A.700Transfer of ownership of department-owned vessel -- Review of vessel's physical condition.
43.21A.702Transfer of ownership of department-owned vessel -- Further requirements.
43.21A.711Used oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl -- Petition for reimbursement of extraordinary costs -- Processing and prioritizing petitions -- Prioritized list to the legislature.
43.21A.900Chapter to be liberally construed.
43.21A.910Savings -- Permits, standards not affected -- Severability -- Effective date -- 1970 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 levels -- Departmental authority exclusive -- Other recommendations considered: RCW 90.03.247.