Intent—Public involvement and outreach.
Legislative declaration of state policy on environment and utilization of natural resources.
Department of ecology—Created.
Department of ecology—Director—Appointment—Powers and duties—Salary—Temporary appointment when vacancy.
Powers and duties—Reclamation.
Powers and duties—Water resources.
Water resources—"Basic data fund" created.
Federal power act licensees—Exemption from state requirements.
Powers and duties—Flood control.
Application of administrative procedure act to the review of decisions by director.
Five-year formal review process of existing rules.
Technical assistance officer and units—Coordination of voluntary compliance with regulatory laws.
Technical assistance officer and units—Authority to issue orders or assess penalties.
Powers, duties and functions transferred to department to be performed by director—Delegation by director, limitations.
Departmental administrative divisions—Deputy director, duties—Assistant directors, duties—As exempt from state civil service law—Salaries.
Director to employ personnel—Application of state civil service law.
Director to consult with department, state board of health.
Director to consult with other states, federal government and Canadian provinces—Authority to receive and disburse grants, funds and gifts.
Environmental excellence program agreements—Effect on chapter.
Request for certification of records as confidential—Procedure.
Environmental technology—Review of certification programs—Demonstration activities.
Environmental certification programs—Fees—Rules—Liability.
Certification of environmental laboratories authorized—Fees—Use of certified laboratories by persons submitting data or results to department.
Exemption from laboratory certification and fee requirements.
Master plan of development.
Master plan of development—Public hearings.
Marine pollution—Baseline study program—Legislative finding and declaration.
Marine pollution—Baseline study program established—Utilization of related programs—Coordination—Contracts.
Marine pollution—Baseline study program—Scope of database produced.
Marine pollution—Baseline study program—Priority factors.
Catalytic converters in police, ambulance or emergency aid vehicles—Department's powers restricted in respect thereto.
Department authorized to participate in and administer federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
Departments authorized to participate in and administer federal Safe Drinking Water Act—Agreements with other departments.
Control of outflow and level of Lake Osoyoos—Lake Osoyoos International Water Control Structure authorized.
Yakima enhancement project—Duties—Request for congressional authorization for pipeline.
State environmental profile.
Assistance to businesses interested in locating in Washington required—Information on environmental laws and regulations to be provided.
Environmental excellence awards program for products.
Powers and duties—Electric power resources.
Development of electric power resources—Cooperation with governmental units.
Steam electric generating plant—Study—Construction.
Steam 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.
Steam electric generating plant—Powers of director in constructing, operating and maintaining.
Steam electric generating plant—Eminent domain.
Steam electric generating plant—State not financially obligated—Separation and expenditure of funds.
Steam electric generating plant—Revenue bonds and warrants.
Steam electric generating plant—Special funds—Payment of bonds, interest.
Steam electric generating plant—Considerations in issuance of bonds, limitations.
Steam electric generating plant—Resolution authorizing issuance of bonds, contents, covenants.
Steam electric generating plant—Sale of bonds.
Steam electric generating plant—Examination, registration of bonds by state auditor—Defects, irregularities.
Steam electric generating plant—Rates or charges.
Steam electric generating plant—Refunding revenue bonds.
Steam electric generating plant—Signatures on bonds.
Steam electric generating plant—Provisions of law, resolution, a contract with bondholder—Enforcement.
Steam electric generating plant—Bonds are legal security, investment, negotiable.
Steam electric generating plant—Director not authorized to acquire other facilities or engage in retail distribution.
Freshwater aquatic weeds account.
Freshwater aquatic weeds management program.
Freshwater aquatic weeds management program—Advisory committee.
Aquatic algae control account—Freshwater and saltwater aquatic algae control program.
Solid waste plan advisory committee abolished.
Geoduck aquaculture operations—Guidelines—Rules.
Transfer of ownership of department-owned vessel—Review of vessel's physical condition.
Transfer of ownership of department-owned vessel—Further requirements.
Used oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl—Petition for reimbursement of extraordinary costs—Processing and prioritizing petitions—Prioritized list to the legislature.
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Grants to emergency responders—Assistance to meet the requirements of chapter 274, Laws of 2015.
Chapter to be liberally construed.
Savings—Permits, standards not affected—Severability—Effective date—1970 ex.s. c 62.