Prior to making a determination of eligibility for expedited processing.

The council prior to making a determination of eligibility for expedited processing shall:
(1) Conduct a public informational meeting in the county of the proposed site within sixty days of receipt of an application to provide information to the public concerning the nature and purpose of the energy facility and the review process to be undertaken by the council and to provide an opportunity for the public to present its views;
(2) Determine at a public hearing within sixty days of receipt of an application if the proposed site is consistent and in compliance with city, county or regional land use plans and zoning ordinances;
(3) Review the application pursuant to WAC 463-43-030; in making its review the council may engage pursuant to RCW 80.50.071 (1)(a) an independent consultant to provide an assessment of the application and environmental checklist and to conduct any special study deemed necessary by the council; and
(4) If applicable, initiate processing of:
(a) A NPDES application in accordance with chapter 463-76 WAC;
(b) An air emissions or PSD permit application in accordance with 463-78 WAC;
(c) Other such authorizations or permits as may be required by law or rule and necessary for construction and operation of the project.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 80.50 RCW and RCW 80.50.040. WSR 09-05-067, § 463-43-040, filed 2/13/09, effective 3/16/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040 (1) and (12). WSR 04-21-013, § 463-43-040, filed 10/11/04, effective 11/11/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.071. WSR 78-05-054 (Order 78-2), § 463-43-040, filed 4/26/78.]
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