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WAC 173-219-060

Agency requirements and responsibilities.

(1) Lead agency responsibilities.
(a) Coordinate with the nonlead agency, including:
(i) Preplanning meeting and scoping of project.
(ii) Review of required documents including, but not limited to, all project or permit applications, reports, plans, specifications, and draft and final permits and fact sheets.
(iii) Incorporation of nonlead agency permit requirements as directed in this chapter.
(b) Monitor reclaimed water permit compliance, including conducting inspections of a permitted reclaimed water facility.
(c) Enforce reclaimed water permit terms and conditions as provided for in WAC 173-219-270.
(d) Notify nonlead agency of violations, compliance, and enforcement actions.
(e) Assess and collect fees as authorized in chapter 173-224 WAC for ecology as lead agency and chapter 246-272 WAC for health as lead agency.
(f) Respond to appeals brought pursuant to this chapter.
(2) Nonlead agency responsibilities.
(a) Participate in meetings convened by the lead agency.
(b) Determine scope for review of project or permit applications, reports, documents, and permit monitoring and renewal.
(c) Submit and review comments and provide any reclaimed water permit conditions to the lead agency within thirty days of receipt of documents.
(d) Assess and collect fees as authorized in chapter 173-224 WAC for ecology as nonlead agency and chapter 246-272 WAC for health as nonlead agency.
(e) Assist the lead agency with appeals brought pursuant to this chapter.
(3) Ecology responsibilities. As the lead agency or nonlead agency, ecology will:
(a) Develop reclaimed water permit requirements necessary to protect waters of the state and to regulate facility upgrades, modifications, and operation of all sewer systems and associated water pollution control facilities that collect or treat wastewater to generate reclaimed water, except as exempted under RCW 90.48.110.
(b) Issue all regulatory decisions related to compliance with RCW 90.46.130.
(c) Incorporate health conditions required by health into the reclaimed water permits.
Ecology may issue a wastewater discharge permit that incorporates terms and conditions for the generation of reclaimed water into a permit issued under chapter 90.48 RCW, and if applicable, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, or issue these permits concurrently with a reclaimed water permit.
(4) Health responsibilities. As the lead agency or the nonlead agency, health will:
(a) Develop reclaimed water permit requirements as necessary to ensure adequate public health protection in the generation, storage, delivery, and use of reclaimed water and to regulate facility upgrades, modifications, and operation of all sewer systems and associated on-site sewage system facilities that collect or treat wastewater, generate, and, if applicable, deliver reclaimed water.
(b) Incorporate ecology permit conditions required by ecology for environmental protection of waters of the state into permits.
Health may issue a large on-site sewage system permit that incorporates terms and conditions for generation of reclaimed water or issue the permit concurrently with a reclaimed water permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.46.015. WSR 18-03-166 (Order 06-12), § 173-219-060, filed 1/23/18, effective 2/23/18.]
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