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WAC 197-11-920

Agency filings affecting this section

Agencies with environmental expertise.

The following agencies shall be regarded as possessing special expertise relating to those categories of the environment under which they are listed:
(1) Air quality.
(a) Department of ecology.
(b) Department of natural resources (only for burning in forest areas).
(c) Department of social and health services.
(d) Regional air pollution control authority or agency.
(2) Water resources and water quality.
(a) Department of game.
(b) Department of ecology.
(c) Department of natural resources (state-owned tidelands, shorelands, harbor areas or beds of navigable waters).
(d) Department of social and health services (public water supplies, sewer systems, shellfish habitats).
(e) Department of fisheries.
(3) Hazardous and toxic substances (including radiation).
(a) Department of ecology.
(b) Department of social and health services.
(c) Department of agriculture (foods or pesticides).
(d) Department of fisheries (introduction into waters).
(e) Department of game (introduction into waters).
(4) Solid and hazardous waste.
(a) Department of ecology.
(b) Department of fisheries (dredge spoils).
(c) Department of social and health services.
(d) Department of game (dredge spoils).
(5) Fish and wildlife.
(a) Department of game.
(b) Department of fisheries.
(6) Natural resources development.
(a) Department of commerce and economic development.
(b) Department of ecology.
(c) Department of natural resources.
(d) Department of fisheries.
(e) Department of game.
(7) Energy production, transmission and consumption.
(a) Department of ecology.
(b) Department of natural resources (geothermal, coal, uranium).
(c) State energy office.
(d) Energy facility site evaluation council.
(e) Utilities and transportation commission.
(8) Land use and management.
(a) Department of commerce and economic development.
(b) Department of ecology.
(c) Department of fisheries (affecting surface or marine waters).
(d) Department of natural resources (tidelands, shorelands, or state-owned or managed lands).
(e) Planning and community affairs agency.
(f) Department of game.
(9) Noise.
(a) Department of ecology.
(b) Department of social and health services.
(10) Recreation.
(a) Department of commerce and economic development.
(b) Department of game.
(c) Department of fisheries.
(d) Parks and recreation commission.
(e) Department of natural resources.
(11) Archaeological/historical.
(a) Office of archaeology and historic preservation.
(b) Washington State University at Pullman (Washington archaeological research center).
(12) Transportation.
(a) Department of transportation.
(b) Utilities and transportation commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21C.110. WSR 84-05-020 (Order DE 83-39), ยง 197-11-920, filed 2/10/84, effective 4/4/84.]