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WAC 173-153-043

How can a board's authority be revoked or the board dissolved?

Revocation:
(1)(a) Ecology may revoke legal authority of a board to make any decisions regarding water right transfers for reasons which include, but are not limited to, the following:
(i) If the board fails to issue a record of decision for a period of two years or more from the date the board was approved or from the date that the last record of decision was issued; or
(ii) If the board demonstrates a pattern of ignoring statutory and regulatory requirements in its processing of applications or in its records of decision; or
(iii) If requested by the legislative authority or authorities of the county or counties that called for the board's formation.
(b) The board will be allowed thirty days to respond to any revocation before it becomes effective. Ecology may reverse the revocation based upon the board response.
Dissolution:
(2)(a) The legislative authority of a county or lead county may adopt a resolution to dissolve a board.
(b) Ecology may petition the legislative authority of the county or lead county, with a copy to the board, for dissolution of a board.
(c) Upon resolution by the legislative authority of the county or lead county to approve the dissolution of a board, the board will be allowed thirty days after the date of the resolution to respond to the petition for dissolution.
(d) The resolution by a county or lead county to approve the dissolution of a board will become effective thirty days after adoption of the resolution.
(e) The legislative authority of the county or lead county may reverse the dissolution based upon the board's response.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.80.040. WSR 03-01-039 (Order 01-13), ยง 173-153-043, filed 12/9/02, effective 1/9/03.]
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