(1) The department will give public notice of a pending permit application by one or more of the following methods as appropriate for the specific circumstances in order to solicit public and scientific comment:
(a) Notifying public and private groups, tribes, and agencies with known interest in a certain application or type of application being considered;
(b) Notifying individuals with known interest in a certain application or in the type of application being considered;
(c) Publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the application will be implemented;
(d) Notifying the news media; and/or
(e) Posting on the property site in question.
(2) Comments on a pending application must be received by the department within thirty days of the notice. Comments may be mailed or faxed to the following address: Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, P.O. Box 48343, Olympia, WA 98504-8343. Arrangements for alternative delivery of comments may be made by calling 360-586-3065
(3) Comments timely received shall be considered by the department in the issuance or denial of the permit application and the imposition of terms and conditions in the permit.
(4) In the discretion of the state archaeologist or the assistant state archaeologist, a fifteen-day extension may be granted for additional comments. The party requesting the extension must make the request in writing within the original thirty-day comment period.