Chapter 86.16 RCW


Statement of policyState control assumed.
Floodplain management regulation.
Authority of department.
Duties of the department of ecology.
Department of ecologyControl of dams and obstructions.
Floodplain management ordinances and amendmentsFiling with the department of ecologyDisapproval by the departmentAdoption of rules for repair or replacement of existing residential structures.
Adoption of ordinances or requirements that exceed minimum federal requirements.
Basis for state and local floodplain management.
Adoption of rules.
Chapter not to create liability for damages against the state.
Enforcement of chapterCivil penaltyReview by pollution control hearings board or local legislative authority.
Flood damages defined.
Local programs not prevented.
Processing of permits and authorizations for emergency water withdrawal and facilities to be expedited.
Livestock flood sanctuary areas.
Chapter liberally construed.
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