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WAC 173-153-100

How does a water conservancy board operate?

(1) Water conservancy board meetings must be in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, chapter 42.30 RCW. Additionally, minutes of the meetings must be recorded pursuant to chapter 42.32 RCW and such minutes must be made available for public review upon request.
(2) At the beginning of any meeting or hearing in which any application to change or transfer a water right is to be discussed, or upon which a decision is to be made, those individuals in attendance must be informed that any known allegations of conflict of interest must be expressed in that meeting or hearing or their right to do so may be forfeited in accordance with RCW 90.80.120 (2)(a).
(3) A board may adopt and amend its own bylaws through which board meetings, operations, and processes are governed.
How can a board be contacted by the public?
(4) Each board must designate at least one primary contact person for communicating with ecology and other entities. The board must inform the water conservancy board coordinator of:
(a) The name of the primary contact;
(b) How to contact that person; and
(c) Any changes to the contact information for the primary contact of the board.
(5) Boards are subject to the Public Records Act, chapter 42.17 RCW and as described in RCW 90.80.135.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.80.040. WSR 03-01-039 (Order 01-13), ยง 173-153-100, filed 12/9/02, effective 1/9/03.]
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