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WAC 173-153-170

What are a board's reporting requirements?

Boards are required to submit reports to ecology on their activities at the end of October of each year. The reports must be submitted to the water conservancy board coordinator on a form provided by ecology each year and must include information about board activities during the previous twelve months. The reports shall contain the following information:
Water right transfer application data:
(1) Information about applications to the board, to include:
(a) The number of applications filed with the board, identified by water resources inventory area (WRIA);
(b) The number of records of decision withdrawn from ecology by the board;
(c) The number of records of decision approving or partially approving an application;
(d) The number of records of decision denying an application;
(e) The number of records of decision remanded back to the board from ecology;
(f) The number of applications received by the board, distinguishing between requests to transfer surface water and groundwater;
(g) The number of applications to transfer a water right documented by a claim;
(h) The number of applications to transfer a water right documented by a certificate;
(i) The number of applications proposing transfer related to trust water;
(j) The number of applications filed directly with the board, and the number transferred from ecology to the board; and
(k) The number of hearings held within other counties other than the county or counties which established the board, when water rights were proposed to be transferred from one county to another.
Operational information about the boards:
(2) Information about the operations of the board, to include:
(a) The chair of the board;
(b) The primary contact of the board;
(c) The board address, phone, and/or email;
(d) The board commissioners' names and their terms of office;
(e) The regular meeting location, if any;
(f) The regular meeting schedule, if any;
(g) Any changes in membership of the board, including background and contact information for any new commissioners;
(h) Current fees and changes to previously set fees;
(i) Training received other than from ecology;
(j) Ownership of property by the board;
(k) Water marketing activities;
(l) Number of staff employed by the board, and number of staff that provide volunteer service to the board; and
(m) Any litigation in which the board is involved.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.80.040. WSR 03-01-039 (Order 01-13), § 173-153-170, filed 12/9/02, effective 1/9/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.80 RCW. WSR 99-23-101 (Order 98-11), § 173-153-170, filed 11/17/99, effective 12/18/99.]
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