Waste tire removal account — Use — Report to the legislature.
(1) Moneys in the waste tire removal account may be appropriated to the department of ecology:
(a) To provide for funding to state and local governments for the removal of discarded vehicle tires from unauthorized tire dump sites; and
(b) To accomplish the other purposes of RCW 70.95.020 as they relate to waste tire cleanup under this chapter.
(2) In spending funds in the account under this section, the department of ecology shall identify communities with the most severe problems with waste tires and provide funds first to those communities to remove accumulations of waste tires.
(3) On September 1st of even-numbered years, the department of ecology shall provide a report to the house [of representatives] and senate transportation committees on the progress being made on the cleanup of unauthorized waste tire piles in the state and efforts underway to prevent the formation of future unauthorized waste tire piles. The report must detail any additional unauthorized waste tire piles discovered since the last report and present a plan to clean up these new unauthorized waste tire piles if they have not already done so, as well as include a listing of authorized waste tire piles and transporters. The report must also include the status of funds available to the program and a needs assessment of the program. On September 1, 2010, the department shall also make recommendations to the committees for an ongoing program to prevent the formation of future unauthorized waste tire piles. Such a program, if required, must include joint efforts with local governments and the tire industry.
[2009 c 261 § 5; 2005 c 354 § 5; 1988 c 250 § 1; 1985 c 345 § 7.]
| Intent -- 2009 c 261: See note following RCW 70.95.510.|
Finding -- Intent -- Severability -- Effective date -- 2005 c 354: See notes following RCW 70.95.510.