(1) Without prior approval of the board, a facility or site aided or developed with money granted by the board, shall not be converted to a use other than that for which funds were originally approved.
(2) The board shall only approve such a conversion under conditions which assure that:
(a) All practical alternatives to the conversion have been evaluated and rejected on a sound basis;
(b) A new project or facility will be provided to serve as a replacement which:
(i) Is of reasonably equivalent habitat utility and location;
(ii) Will be administered under similar stewardship methods as the converted development;
(iii) Will satisfy need(s) identified in the project sponsor's watershed strategy or plan; and
(iv) Includes only elements eligible under the board's program from which funds were originally allocated.
(3) The board may condition any conversion approval as needed to protect the public habit investment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250, [42.17].260(5),[42.17.]290 , 43.21C.120(1), chapters 34.05, 42.30, 77.85 RCW. 01-04-052, § 420-12-085, filed 2/2/01, effective 3/5/01.]