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Chapter 78.56 RCW


Operations subject to this chapter and other requirements.
Disclosures required with state environmental policy act checklistPublic inspection of information.
Environmental impact statement requiredMitigation measures to be part of permit requirementsDepartment of ecology to cooperate with affected local governments.
Metals mining coordinator to be appointedDuties.
Quarterly inspections by responsible state agencies requiredCross-training and coordination of inspections encouraged.
Estimate of costs by department of ecology and department of natural resourcesFee on operations to be established by department of ecology.
Initial waste discharge permits for tailings facilitiesSiting criteriaPrimary screening processTechnical site investigationSite selection report.
Waste discharge permits for metals mining and milling operations tailing facilitiesPollution control standardsWaste rock management planCitizen observation and verification of water samplesVoluntary reduction planApplication of this section.
Performance security requiredConditionsDepartment of ecology authority to adopt requirementsLiability under performance security.
Remediation or mitigation by department of ecologyOrder to submit performance security.
Legislative findingImpact analysis required for large-scale operationsImpact fees by county legislative authorityApplication of this sectionApplication of chapter 82.02 RCW.
Citizen action suits.
Application of requirements to milling facilities not adjacent to mining operation.
Moratorium on use of heap leach extraction processJoint review by department of ecology and department of natural resourcesPermanent prohibition of in situ extraction.
Severability1994 c 232.
Effective date1994 c 232 §§ 1-5, 9-17, and 23-29.
Effective date1994 c 232 §§ 6-8 and 18-22.