The following activities of the department of ecology shall be exempt:
(1) Review of comprehensive solid waste management plans under RCW 70.95.100
(2) Granting or denial of certification of consistency pursuant to the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1451).
(3) Issuance of short-term water quality standards modification, pursuant to chapter 173-201
WAC, for minor projects when the water violations would:
(a) Result in turbidity violations only;
(b) Be less than fourteen days duration;
(c) Be mitigated by a current hydraulic project approval conditioned to protect the fishery resource; and
(d) Not significantly impair beneficial uses of the affected water body.
(4) Approval of engineering reports when such approval allows preparation of plans and specifications, but not when it would commit the department to approving the final proposal.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.090
, chapter 43.21C
RCW, RCW 43.21C.035
. WSR 03-16-067 (Order 02-12), § 197-11-855, filed 8/1/03, effective 9/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21C.110
. WSR 84-05-020 (Order DE 83-39), § 197-11-855, filed 2/10/84, effective 4/4/84.]