Department to assist conflict resolution activities related to siting facilities — Agreements may constitute conditions for permit.
(1) In order to promote identification, discussion, negotiation, and resolution of issues related to siting of hazardous waste management facilities, the department:
(a) Shall compile and maintain information on the use and availability of conflict resolution techniques and make this information available to industries, state and local government officials, and other citizens;
(b) Shall encourage and assist in facilitating conflict resolution activities, as appropriate, between facility proponents, host communities, and other interested persons;
(c) May adopt rules specifying procedures for facility proponents, host communities, and citizens to follow in providing opportunities for conflict resolution activities, including the use of dispute resolution centers established pursuant to chapter 7.75 RCW; and
(d) May expend funds to support such conflict resolution activities, and may adopt rules as appropriate to govern the support.
(2) Any agreements reached under the processes described in subsection (1) of this section and deemed valid by the department may be written as conditions binding on a permit issued under this chapter.
[1985 c 448 § 14.]
| Severability -- 1985 c 448: See note following RCW 70.105.005.|