Chapter 173-312 WAC

Last Update: 9/8/17

LOCAL SOLID WASTE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

WAC Sections

173-312-010Purpose and authority.
173-312-020Definitions.
173-312-030Relation to other legislation and administrative rules.
173-312-040Applicant eligibility for financial assistance.
173-312-050Project and cost eligibility.
173-312-060Application process.
173-312-070Application evaluation.
173-312-080Allocation of state financial assistance.
173-312-090Local contribution.
173-312-100Program administration.


173-312-010
Purpose and authority.

(1) The purpose of this chapter is to:
(a) Set forth requirements for financial assistance under the Model Toxics Control Act, RCW 70.105D.070(3).
(b) Provide financial assistance for local programs in accordance with chapters 70.95, 70.95C, 70.95I, and 70.105 RCW.
Programs include local hazardous waste planning and implementation, local solid waste planning and implementation, and enforcement of rules and regulations governing solid waste handling. Planning, implementation, and enforcement are designed to prevent or minimize environmental contamination resulting from improper management or disposal of waste.
(2) A further purpose of this chapter is to establish a structure for the administration of local solid waste financial assistance funded from the local toxics control accounts authorized by RCW 82.21.030. The administrative structure may be extended to other waste management financial assistance programs using other funding sources.
(3) The purposes of local solid waste financial assistance are to:
(a) Promote regional solutions and intergovernmental cooperation for efficient implementation of programs and eligible-projects under this chapter.
(b) Prevent or minimize environmental contamination by providing financial assistance to local governments to help them comply with state and local solid and hazardous waste laws and rules.
(c) Provide financial assistance for local solid and hazardous waste planning, and for implementation of eligible programs and projects in those plans.
(d) Provide for the enforcement of rules and regulations promulgated under chapter 70.95 RCW.
(e) Encourage local responsibility for solid and hazardous waste management.
(f) Improve efficiency, consistency, reliability, and accountability for administration of local solid waste financial assistance.
Note:
Copies of all cited statutes, rules, and guidelines are available at the Department of Ecology, Records Management, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, Washington 98504-7600.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-010, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105D and 43.21 RCW. WSR 02-05-070 (Order 01-11), § 173-312-010, filed 2/19/02, effective 3/22/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105D.070(3). WSR 00-19-016 (Order 00-19), § 173-312-010, filed 9/8/00, effective 10/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-010, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080 and chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 90-18-064 (Order 90-17), § 173-312-010, filed 9/4/90, effective 10/5/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105B.220 and 70.95.220. WSR 88-17-001 (Order 88-26), § 173-312-010, filed 8/4/88.]



173-312-020
Definitions.

"Cash expenditure" means any cash outlay by the recipient for project-eligible costs. Expenditures may include direct costs of goods and services; recipient salaries and benefits; overhead; and payments made to contractors.
"Conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG)" means a dangerous waste generator whose dangerous wastes are not subject to regulation under chapter 70.105 RCW, Hazardous waste management, solely because the waste is generated or accumulated in quantities below the threshold for regulation and meets the conditions prescribed in WAC 173-303-070 (8)(b).
"Coordination" means notification by the local government (with primary responsibility for maintaining the local solid waste plan) that financial assistance is available for solid and hazardous waste planning and implementation. Notification must be provided to local solid waste plan signatories and the local government that is required by chapter 70.105 RCW to adopt the local hazardous waste plan. Coordination also includes consultation between local governments where the partnering local government requests financial assistance through a primary responsible local government for the purposes of determining its project eligibility and a budget.
"Department" means the Washington state department of ecology.
"Disposal site" means a facility where final disposal of solid waste occurs, including a transfer station, but not a drop box facility.
"Eligible applicant" means a local government with primary responsibility for maintaining the department–approved local solid waste plan, or a partnering local government that complies with coordination requirements, or a jurisdictional health department authorized to adopt the local solid waste ordinance.
"Household hazardous waste (HHW)" means any waste that exhibits any of the properties of dangerous wastes and is exempt from regulation under chapter 70.105 RCW, Hazardous waste management, solely because the waste is generated by households. Household hazardous waste can also include other solid waste identified in the local hazardous waste management plan prepared pursuant to chapter 70.105 RCW, Hazardous waste management.
"Incineration" means a process of reducing the volume of solid waste by use of an enclosed device using controlled flame combustion, operating under federal and state environmental laws and rules.
"Independent city" means a city that has a department-approved local solid waste plan, used a solid waste advisory committee (SWAC) or a SWAC-like entity to develop the plan, and can provide for solid waste disposal sites wholly within its jurisdiction.
"In-kind interlocal" means in-kind contributions made to a project by another government under a valid written agreement between the recipient and the other government that details the work to be accomplished, the goods and services to be provided, and the value thereof. If the recipient reimburses another governmental entity for any portion of its contributions, the amount paid to the other entity is not an interlocal cost. It is a cash expenditure on the part of the recipient. Only the nonreimbursed portion of the other governmental entity's contributions is an interlocal cost.
"Jurisdiction" means a particular geographic area containing a defined legal authority, such as the boundary lines of a county or city.
"Jurisdictional health department" means city, county, city-county, or district public health department.
"Landfill" means a disposal facility or part of a facility at which solid waste is permanently placed in or on land including facilities that use solid waste as a component of fill.
"Local contribution" means the required portion of project-eligible costs borne by the recipient as cash expenditures or in-kind interlocal.
"Local government" means any political subdivision, regional governmental unit, solid waste disposal district, municipal or public corporation, and includes cities, towns, and counties. The term encompasses but does not refer specifically to the departments within a city, town, or county.
"Local hazardous waste plan" means the plan to manage moderate-risk waste that a local government is required to prepare under RCW 70.105.220.
"Moderate risk waste (MRW)" means solid waste that is limited to conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) waste, and household hazardous waste (HHW).
"Partnering local government" means a local government that does not have the primary responsibility for maintaining the local solid waste plan, and may become an eligible applicant for solid and hazardous waste planning and implementation financial assistance through coordination with a primary responsible local government.
"Population" means the most recent United States census data accepted by the department or official estimates provided by the state office of financial management.
"Recipient" means the applicant to which the funding is awarded and that is accountable for the use of the funds provided. The recipient is the entire legal entity even if only one component or department is designated in the agreement document.
"Recyclable materials" means those solid wastes separated for recycling or reuse, and are identified as recyclable material under a local solid waste plan.
"Recycling" means transforming or remanufacturing waste materials into usable or marketable materials for use other than landfill disposal or incineration or recycling as defined in chapter 173-350 WAC.
"Retroactive costs" means project-eligible costs incurred between the effective start date of the agreement and before the department signature date on the agreement.
"Solid waste" or "wastes" means all putrescible and nonputrescible solid and semisolid wastes including, but not limited to, garbage, rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, swill, demolition and construction wastes, abandoned vehicles or parts thereof, and recyclable materials.
"Solid waste advisory committee (SWAC)" means the local committee as described in and required by RCW 70.95.165; and the SWAC-like entity required by the department for independent cities requesting financial assistance. The SWAC or SWAC-like entity must actively assist and participate in development of a new plan, and the development or maintenance of existing plans in order to meet financial assistance eligibility requirements under this chapter.
"Solid waste handling" means the management, storage, collection, transportation, treatment, use, processing or final disposal of solid wastes, including the recovery and recycling of materials from solid wastes, the recovery of energy resources from such wastes or the conversion of the energy in such wastes to more useful forms or combinations thereof.
"Total eligible cost" means an amount not to exceed the sum of the state assistance funding level plus the local contribution of twenty-five percent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-020, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105D and 43.21 RCW. WSR 02-05-070 (Order 01-11), § 173-312-020, filed 2/19/02, effective 3/22/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105D.070(3). WSR 00-19-016 (Order 00-19), § 173-312-020, filed 9/8/00, effective 10/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-020, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080 and chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 90-18-064 (Order 90-17), § 173-312-020, filed 9/4/90, effective 10/5/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105B.220 and 70.95.220. WSR 88-17-001 (Order 88-26), § 173-312-020, filed 8/4/88.]



173-312-030
Relation to other legislation and administrative rules.

(1) This rule fulfills the requirement for rule making set forth in RCW 70.105D.070(8).
(2) A local government receiving financial assistance shall comply fully with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, orders, rules, and permits.
(3) Financial assistance will be awarded within the limits of available funds. The policy of the department to reimburse eligible costs incurred by the recipient through the effective date of termination or suspension of the agreement, is contingent upon the availability of funds through legislative appropriation and allotment, and other conditions not reasonably foreseeable by the department, which may render performance impossible.
(4) Nothing in this chapter may influence, affect, or modify existing department programs, rules, or enforcement of applicable laws relating to solid or hazardous waste management or cleanup.
(5) All recipients of financial assistance are subject to applicable accounting and auditing requirements of state laws and rules.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-030, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105D.070(3). WSR 00-19-016 (Order 00-19), § 173-312-030, filed 9/8/00, effective 10/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-030, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080 and chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 90-18-064 (Order 90-17), § 173-312-030, filed 9/4/90, effective 10/5/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105B.220 and 70.95.220. WSR 88-17-001 (Order 88-26), § 173-312-030, filed 8/4/88.]



173-312-040
Applicant eligibility for financial assistance.

(1)(a) Local solid waste planningand implementation. A local government with a department-approved solid waste plan that was developed using a solid waste advisory committee (SWAC) as defined in WAC 173-312-020, that has the primary responsibility for maintaining that plan, is eligible to apply for financial assistance to help maintain the plan. An independent city qualifying as an eligible applicant under this subsection must provide for disposal site(s) wholly within its jurisdiction. Eligibility also extends for financial assistance to help pay for the implementation of projects identified in the plan, if those projects are eligible as defined in WAC 173-312-050.
(b) Eligibility for planning financial assistance may extend to a city preparing to become independent and requesting financial assistance to write its initial independent plan, when the city:
(i) Provides for disposal sites wholly within its jurisdiction; and
(ii) Uses a solid waste advisory committee (SWAC) as defined in WAC 173-312-020; and
(iii) Complies with coordination requirements in WAC 173-312-060 (5)(b).
(2) Local solid waste enforcement. Jurisdictional health departments that have adopted or are in the process of adopting a solid waste ordinance (as authorized under RCW 70.95.160 that at minimum meets chapter 173-350 WAC requirements) are eligible to apply for financial assistance to help pay for the enforcement of local ordinance(s) and rules and regulations adopted under chapter 70.95 RCW.
(3) Local hazardous waste planningand implementation. A local government with a department-approved hazardous waste plan, and that is required by chapter 70.105 RCW to adopt the local hazardous waste plan, and that complies with coordination requirements as described in WAC 173-312-060 (5)(b) is eligible to apply for financial assistance to help maintain the plan. Eligibility also extends for financial assistance to help pay for the implementation of projects identified in the plan, if those projects are eligible as defined in WAC 173-312-050.
(4) Partnering local government. Eligibility for planning and implementation financial assistance may extend to a partnering local government when it complies with coordination requirements in WAC 173-312-060 (5)(b).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-040, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105D and 43.21 RCW. WSR 02-05-070 (Order 01-11), § 173-312-040, filed 2/19/02, effective 3/22/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105D.070(3). WSR 00-19-016 (Order 00-19), § 173-312-040, filed 9/8/00, effective 10/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-040, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080 and chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 90-18-064 (Order 90-17), § 173-312-040, filed 9/4/90, effective 10/5/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105B.220 and 70.95.220. WSR 88-17-001 (Order 88-26), § 173-312-040, filed 8/4/88.]



173-312-050
Project and cost eligibility.

(1) Financial assistance reserved for local solid waste planning and implementation will be used to develop or maintain the department-approved local solid or hazardous waste management plan, and for eligible programs contained in those plans.
(2) Financial assistance reserved for local solid waste enforcement programs will be used to enforce rules and regulations adopted under chapter 70.95 RCW, and must provide for an outcome that is measurable. Programs include, but are not limited to:
(a) Develop and maintain local regulations or ordinances governing solid waste handling.
(b) Enforce locally adopted regulations or ordinances governing solid waste handling.
(c) Enforce state minimum functional standards as set forth in chapters 173-350, 173-351, and 173-304 WAC.
(d) Inspect and authorize the disposal of abandoned junk vehicles in accordance with RCW 70.95.240.
(e) Investigate illegal dumping of solid waste (provided that the enforcing authority takes reasonable action to determine and identify the person responsible for illegally dumping solid wastes).
(3) The department will consider eligible solid waste programs in the following descending order:
(a) Local hazardous wasteplans and programs that:
(i) Develop or maintain the local hazardous waste management plan.
(ii) Manage household hazardous wastes that are generated or otherwise present within the jurisdiction.
(iii) Provide for ongoing public involvement and public education in regard to the management of moderate risk waste to include information as identified under RCW 70.105.220 (1)(b).
(iv) Provide for an outcome that is measurable.
(b) Local solid waste plans and programs that:
(i) Develop or maintain the local solid waste management plan.
(ii) Reduce waste and recycle.
(iii) Address local need (provided proposed expenditures meet eligible cost criteria).
(iv) Provide for an outcome that is measurable.
(4) Projects or related costs that are not eligible include:
(a) Solid waste incinerator feasibility studies, construction, maintenance, or operation.
(b) New landfill construction or landfill expansion, or landfill upgrading at an operating facility to meet the requirements of chapters 173-350 and 173-351 WAC.
(c) Landfill closure as required by chapters 173-350 and 173-351 WAC.
(d) Garbage collection and disposal, except start up and operational costs for waste reduction and recycling programs.
(e) Solid and hazardous waste expenses not directly related to compliance with state solid and hazardous waste laws and rules.
(f) Projects designed to address restoration of Puget Sound, funded in a competitive grant process, that are in conflict with the action agenda developed by the Puget Sound partnership under RCW 90.71.310.
(g) High performance buildings.
(h) Natural disasters where there is no hazardous substance contamination.
(i) Costs associated with biosolids managed under chapter 173-308 WAC including feasibility studies, trainings, compliance and monitoring.
(5) The department will review applications and evaluate projects, as defined in WAC 173-312-070, and as further described in guidelines.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-050, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105D and 43.21 RCW. WSR 02-05-070 (Order 01-11), § 173-312-050, filed 2/19/02, effective 3/22/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105D.070(3). WSR 00-19-016 (Order 00-19), § 173-312-050, filed 9/8/00, effective 10/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-050, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080 and chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 90-18-064 (Order 90-17), § 173-312-050, filed 9/4/90, effective 10/5/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105B.220 and 70.95.220. WSR 88-17-001 (Order 88-26), § 173-312-050, filed 8/4/88.]



173-312-060
Application process.

(1) The department will provide an application and establish a process for requesting local solid waste financial assistance under this chapter.
(2)(a) The department will estimate available funding levels for eligible applicants defined in WAC 173-312-040 (1) and (2). These estimates will be provided by the start of the initial application period in each biennium.
(b) Initial awards will be based on the final funding level approved by the department.
(3) An applicant must request an amount not to exceed the sum of its estimated state assistance funding level plus the local contribution of twenty-five percent identified as cash or in-kind interlocal.
(4) The department will only consider applications submitted by eligible applicants. Applications must provide sufficient detail for the department to determine project and cost eligibility.
(5) Each applicant must comply with the coordination requirements as described for the applicant:
(a) Eligible applicants, as defined in WAC 173-312-040(1), must notify signatories to its local solid waste plan and the local government that is required by chapter 70.105 RCW to adopt the local hazardous waste plan that financial assistance is available. The applicant must complete the coordination form provided by the department.
(b) Eligible applicants, as defined in WAC 173-312-040, excluding subsection (1) and (2) of that section, must coordinate with the local government (with primary responsibility for maintaining the local solid waste plan) to determine an amount it is allowed to request, and for the responsible authority to verify that the proposed projects or programs are contained in the local plan. The applicant and primary responsible local government must complete the coordination form provided by the department.
(c) Eligible applicants, as defined in WAC 173-312-040(2), are exempt from coordination requirements.
(6) The department may redirect funds to another applicant when the initial applicant does not return a signed agreement within four months of the department's official offer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-060, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105D and 43.21 RCW. WSR 02-05-070 (Order 01-11), § 173-312-060, filed 2/19/02, effective 3/22/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105D.070(3). WSR 00-19-016 (Order 00-19), § 173-312-060, filed 9/8/00, effective 10/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-060, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91.]



173-312-070
Application evaluation.

(1) The department will perform an initial review of an application for local solid waste financial assistance to determine:
(a) The applicant is eligible for financial assistance as defined in WAC 173-312-040.
(b) The applicant complied with coordination requirements as described in WAC 173-312-060.
(c) Projects in the application are eligible as defined in WAC 173-312-050.
(d) The application is complete.
(2) The department will further evaluate each application and may fund all or portions of an application according to:
(a) Funding availability;
(b) The extent to which projects proposed in the application serve statutory priorities or priorities identified in the local solid and/or hazardous waste plans;
(c) Applicant past performance; and
(d) Sufficient detail in the application for the department to determine eligibility.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-070, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105D and 43.21 RCW. WSR 02-05-070 (Order 01-11), § 173-312-070, filed 2/19/02, effective 3/22/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-070, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91.]



173-312-080
Allocation of state financial assistance.

(1) The department will consider the following factors when calculating amounts available for initial applications for local solid waste financial assistance:
(a) Projected and actual state funds from the local toxics control accounts.
(b) Other funds as identified by the department.
(2) A portion of the total allocation available each biennium for local solid waste financial assistance is reserved for eligible projects or programs defined in WAC 173-312-050(2). The remaining portion is reserved for eligible projects or programs defined in WAC 173-312-050 (1) and (3). The department will calculate allocations as follows:
(a) The amount set aside for solid waste enforcement will be not less than twenty percent of the total allocation available each biennium for local solid waste financial assistance or an amount equal to the total sum of seventy-five thousand dollars per county, whichever is greater. Financial assistance reserved for local solid waste enforcement will be calculated as follows:
(i) A fixed amount for each jurisdictional health department.
(ii) A per capita amount based on population.
(b) Financial assistance reserved for local solid and hazardous waste planning and implementation will be calculated as follows:
(i) A fixed amount for each county, regardless of size, and as determined by the department. An independent city that qualifies as an eligible applicant under WAC 173-312-040(1) is excluded.
(ii) A per capita amount based on the county percentage of state population or the independent city percentage of the county population.
(A) An independent city that qualifies as an eligible applicant under WAC 173-312-040(1) is included in this element of the calculation to the extent the population of its home county is reduced by the same amount.
(B) Financial assistance awarded to independent cities may exceed a city's proportionate share under (b)(ii)(A) of this subsection if the department, the county, and all other signatories to the local solid waste management plan agree.
(3) If a recipient fails to comply with the terms of its award or administrative requirements, the department may reduce their award in the next biennium by up to ten percent for failure to meet performance expectations. The department will make this determination after receiving applications in the next biennium. A recipient may request the department's reconsideration within seven calendar days of the award reduction notification and must submit the request in writing detailing the reasons for the request.
(4) Any funds remaining after all initial applications are considered will be distributed based on need, using the following criteria as a primary determinant:
(a) Funds remaining from the local solid and hazardous waste planning and implementation portion are first offered to other solid and hazardous waste planning and implementation applicants.
(b) Funds remaining from the solid waste enforcement portion are first offered to other solid waste enforcement applicants.
(5) The department will monitor spending throughout the biennium and will work with recipients to adjust budgets as necessary. Deobligated funds will be redistributed in the same biennium according to need, and based on projects in current agreements, and performance in the current biennium.
(6) Subsequent opportunities to apply for local solid waste financial assistance will be announced by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-080, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105D and 43.21 RCW. WSR 02-05-070 (Order 01-11), § 173-312-080, filed 2/19/02, effective 3/22/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105D.070(3). WSR 00-19-016 (Order 00-19), § 173-312-080, filed 9/8/00, effective 10/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-080, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91.]



173-312-090
Local contribution.

(1) The required local contribution is twenty-five percent of project-eligible costs.
(2) The local contribution may be met by cash expenditures and in-kind interlocal. The applicant's intent to use in-kind interlocal must be stated in the application. The department will confirm the costs meet department requirements, and prepare the agreement to reflect the local contribution prior to offering the agreement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-090, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105D and 43.21 RCW. WSR 02-05-070 (Order 01-11), § 173-312-090, filed 2/19/02, effective 3/22/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105D.070(3). WSR 00-19-016 (Order 00-19), § 173-312-090, filed 9/8/00, effective 10/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-090, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91.]



173-312-100
Program administration.

(1) The department will prepare guidelines to facilitate understanding and compliance with this rule.
(2) All agreements under this chapter must comply with the department's administrative requirements for financial assistance, and department guidelines for local solid waste financial assistance that may be more stringent.
(3) Financial assistance will be obligated for a maximum period of two years and align with the state fiscal biennium.
(a) Costs incurred outside of the agreement effective dates are not eligible for reimbursement.
(b)(i) Retroactive costs are eligible for reimbursement as provided under this chapter.
(ii) A recipient's request for reimbursement of retroactive costs must be submitted to the department within ninety days of the department signature date on the agreement. Requests submitted later than ninety days may be denied by the department. The request must include adequate documentation for the department to determine eligibility.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95.130, 70.95.220, 70.105.235, 70.105D.030, 70.105D.070. WSR 17-19-021 (Order 15-15), § 173-312-100, filed 9/8/17, effective 10/9/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105D and 43.21 RCW. WSR 02-05-070 (Order 01-11), § 173-312-100, filed 2/19/02, effective 3/22/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.105D.070(3). WSR 00-19-016 (Order 00-19), § 173-312-100, filed 9/8/00, effective 10/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21A.080. WSR 91-11-090 (Order 90-65), § 173-312-100, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91.]