70A.205.270  <<  70A.205.275 >>   70A.205.280

RulesDepartment "deferring" to other permitsApplication of section.

(1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, the department shall adopt rules:
(a) Describing when a jurisdictional health department may, at its discretion, waive the requirement that a permit be issued for a facility under this chapter if other air, water, or environmental permits are issued for the same facility. As used in this section, a jurisdictional health department's waiving the requirement that a permit be issued for a facility under this chapter based on the issuance of such other permits for the facility is the health department's "deferring" to the other permits; and
(b) Allowing deferral only if the applicant and the jurisdictional health department demonstrate that other permits for the facility will provide a comparable level of protection for human health and the environment that would be provided by a solid waste handling permit.
(2) This section does not apply to any transfer station, landfill, or incinerator that receives municipal solid waste destined for final disposal.
(3) If, before June 11, 1998, either the department or a jurisdictional health department has deferred solid waste permitting or regulation of a solid waste facility to permitting or regulation under other environmental permits for the same facility, such deferral is valid and shall not be affected by the rules developed under subsection (1) of this section.
(4) Rules adopted under this section shall contain such terms and conditions as the department deems necessary to ensure compliance with applicable statutes and rules.
[ 1998 c 156 § 6. Formerly RCW 70.95.310.]
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