What are the purpose and authority of this chapter?

The purpose of this chapter is to establish procedures the department of ecology (ecology), water conservancy boards, applicants, concerned agencies, and the public will follow in implementing chapter 90.80 RCW. Chapter 90.80 RCW authorizes establishment of water conservancy boards and vests them with certain powers relating to water right transfers. RCW 90.80.040 authorizes the department to adopt rules necessary to carry out the purposes of the statute.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.80.040. WSR 03-01-039 (Order 01-13), § 173-153-010, filed 12/9/02, effective 1/9/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.80 RCW. WSR 99-23-101 (Order 98-11), § 173-153-010, filed 11/17/99, effective 12/18/99.]
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