Independent qualified organization use of funds.
(1) An independent qualified organization shall not use more than twenty percent of the total funds it receives for CO2 mitigation for any of its activities in the selection, monitoring, or evaluation of a project.
(2) No independent qualified organization shall use any funds received for CO2 mitigation to lobby federal, state or local agencies, their elected officials, officers, or employees.
(3) If EFSEC finds that an independent qualified organization has violated subsections (1) or (2) of this section, EFSEC may:
(a) Require the independent qualified organization to refund to the applicant or certificate holder the amount EFSEC determines was wrongfully spent; and
(b) Remove the organization from its list of independent qualified organizations.
(4) An organization found by EFSEC to have violated subsections (1) or (2) of this section and removed from EFSEC's list of independent qualified organizations may not apply or request listing on EFSEC's list for a period of four years after removal from the list.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 80.70
RCW and RCW 80.50.040
. WSR 08-14-064, § 463-80-100, filed 6/25/08, effective 7/26/08.]