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WAC 173-175-765

Periodic inspection fee schedule.

(1) The inspection fee amounts are based on the downstream hazard classification of the dam, as determined by the department. The inspection fees for each five-year inspection are prorated on an annual basis. The cost for a periodic inspection by the department starting July 1, 2012, will be as follows:
(a) For dams with high downstream hazard classifications the fee is six thousand forty dollars, with a prorated annual fee of one thousand two hundred eighty dollars for a five-year inspection cycle.
(b) For dams with significant downstream hazard classifications the fee is four thousand four hundred five dollars, with a prorated annual fee of eight hundred eighty-one dollars if a five-year inspection cycle is implemented, or four hundred forty dollars and fifty cents if a ten-year inspection cycle is implemented.
(2) Exceptions to periodic inspection fee schedule.
(a) For any hydraulic works less than ten years old, that the department examined and approved the construction plans and specifications as to its safety when required under RCW 90.03.350, there shall be no fee charged; or
(b) For any hydraulic works more than ten years old, but less than twenty years old, that the department examined and approved the construction plans and specifications as to its safety when required under RCW 90.03.350, the fee charged shall equal the fee for a significant hazard dam.
(3) Inspection fee for impoundments with multiple dams. For reservoirs or impoundments with a main dam and one or more saddle dams, a single annual inspection fee will be charged for the facility. The dam with the highest downstream hazard rating will be used for fee computation.
(4) Inspection fee for multicell impoundments. For multicell impoundments, such as wastewater lagoons, where two or more cells are located side-by-side or share a common embankment, a single annual inspection fee will be charged for the facility. The cell with the highest downstream hazard classification will be used for fee computation.
(5) Inspection fee for nonroutine inspections. For nonroutine inspections as described in WAC 173-175-725, no fees will be charged to the dam owner.
(6) Inspection fee for inspections at public request. For inspections done at public request, as described in WAC 173-175-735, no fees will be charged to the dam owner.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.21A, 43.27A, 86.16, 90.03, 90.28, and 90.54 RCW, RCW 43.135.055 and 2011 1st sp.s. c 50 § 302(2). WSR 12-06-013 (Order 10-09), § 173-175-765, filed 2/27/12, effective 3/29/12. Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.21A and 90.03 RCW. WSR 05-18-039 (Order 05-11), § 173-175-765, filed 8/31/05, effective 10/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.064, 43.21A.080, 86.16.061, 90.03.350 and [90.03].470. WSR 04-16-122 (Order 03-08), § 173-175-765, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04.]
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