SENATE BILL 5074
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators Metcalf, Talmadge and Skratek.
Read first time January 18, 1991. Referred to Committee on Environment & Natural Resources.
AN ACT Relating to protecting Puget Sound and other water bodies of Washington; amending RCW 90.70.011, 90.70.060, 90.70.025, 90.70.070, 43.88.030, 82.02.090, 36.70A.070, 17.21.030, 15.58.100, 90.48.037, 43.21B.300, 90.48.140, 43.131.369, 43.131.370, and 90.70.902; reenacting and amending RCW 70.146.060; adding new sections to chapter 90.48 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 70.146 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 46.68 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 15.58 RCW; creating new sections; making appropriations; providing an effective date; and prescribing penalties.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 90.70.011 and 1990 c 115 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
CHAIR SELECTION. (1) There is established the Puget Sound water
quality authority composed of eleven members. Nine members shall be appointed
by the governor and confirmed by the senate. In addition, the commissioner of
public lands ((
or the commissioner's designee)) and the director of
ecology (( or the director's designee)) shall serve as ex officio
members. Three of the members shall include a representative from the
counties, a representative from the cities, and a tribal representative. The
(( director of ecology shall be)) chair of the authority shall be
chosen from among the authority members by the authority. The position of
chair shall be rotated annually. In making these appointments, the
governor shall seek to include representation of the variety of interested
parties concerned about Puget Sound water quality. Of the appointed members,
at least one shall be selected from each of the six congressional districts
surrounding Puget Sound. All votes shall be cast by members. Designees or
alternates may not vote. Members shall serve four-year terms. Of the
initial members appointed to the authority, two shall serve for two years, two
shall serve for three years, and two shall serve for four years. Thereafter
members shall be appointed to four-year terms. Members representing cities,
counties, and the tribes shall also serve four-year staggered terms, as
determined by the governor. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the
remainder of the unexpired term of the position being vacated. The executive
director of the authority shall be selected by the governor and shall serve at
the pleasure of the governor. The executive director shall not be a member of
(2) Members shall be compensated as provided in RCW 43.03.250. Members shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.
(3) The executive director of the authority shall be a full-time employee responsible for the administration of all functions of the authority, including hiring and terminating staff, contracting, coordinating with the governor, the legislature, and other state and local entities, and the delegation of responsibilities as deemed appropriate. The executive director shall report to the authority and shall serve to carry out the policy direction of the authority. The salary of the executive director shall be comparable to those of other agency directors and shall be fixed by the governor, subject to RCW 43.03.040.
(4) The authority shall prepare a budget and a work plan.
(5) Not more than four employees of the authority may be exempt from the provisions of chapter 41.06 RCW.
(6) The executive director and staff of the authority shall be located in the Olympia area, as space becomes available. The department of general administration shall house the authority within the department of ecology.
Sec. 2. RCW 90.70.060 and 1990 c 115 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:
PLAN IS MANDATORY. The plan adopted by the authority shall be a positive document prescribing the needed actions for the maintenance and enhancement of Puget Sound water quality and shall be implemented by state agencies and local governments, subject to the availability of appropriated funds or other funding sources. The plan shall address all the waters and sediments of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and, to the extent that they affect water and sediment quality in Puget Sound, all waters flowing into Puget Sound, and adjacent lands. The authority may define specific geographic boundaries within which the plan applies. The plan shall coordinate and incorporate existing planning and research efforts of state agencies and local government related to Puget Sound, and shall avoid duplication of existing efforts. The plan shall include:
(1) A statement of the goals and objectives for long and short-term management of the water quality of Puget Sound;
(2) A schedule for achieving each goal within the plan;
(3) An education and public involvement program that encourages public participation in the development and implementation of the plan and other Puget Sound water quality programs on the state and local level;
(4) A resource assessment which identifies critically sensitive areas, key characteristics, and other factors which lead to an understanding of Puget Sound as an ecosystem;
(5) Demographic information and assessment as relates to future water
quality impacts on Puget Sound;
(6) An identification and legal analysis of all existing laws governing
actions of government entities which may affect water quality management of
Puget Sound, the interrelationships of those laws, and the effect of those laws
on implementation of the provisions of the plan;
(7) Review and assessment of existing criteria and guidelines for
governmental activities affecting Puget Sound's resources, including shoreline
resources, aquatic resources, associated watersheds, recreational resources and
(8) Identification of research needs and priorities;
Recommendations for guidelines, standards, and timetables for protection and
clean-up activities and the establishment of priorities for major clean-up
investments and nonpoint source management, and the projected costs of such
priorities; (8))) (9)
A procedure assuring local government initiated planning for Puget Sound water
(10) Ways to better coordinate federal, state, and local planning and
management activities affecting Puget Sound's water quality;
Public involvement strategies, including household hazardous waste education,
community clean-up efforts, and public participation in developing and
implementing the plan;))
Recommendations on)) A program for protecting, preserving and(( ,
where possible,)) restoring wetlands and wildlife habitat and shellfish
beds (( throughout Puget Sound)) including, but not limited to, the
development of local programs based on minimum state standards;
Recommendations for)) A comprehensive water quality and
sediment monitoring program;
Analysis of current industrial pretreatment programs for toxic wastes, and
procedures and enforcement measures needed to enhance them; (14)
Recommendations for a program of dredge spoil disposal, including interim
measures for disposal and storage of dredge spoil material from or into Puget
Definition of major public actions subject to review and comment by the
authority because of a significant impact on Puget Sound water quality and
related resources, and development of criteria for review thereof; (16)
Recommendations for)) A program to reduce and
eventually eliminate harm from toxics and other contaminants entering and
accumulating in the Sound, including but not limited to, provisions for the development
of rules classifying sediments having adverse effects, industrial pretreatment
programs, dilution zone criteria development, the setting of effluent limits in
permits to eliminate harm from discharges of toxics and particulates, and
educational and citizen awareness programs;
(14) A program to reduce pollution discharges from storm water and combined sewer overflows throughout Puget Sound, including the development of local government storm water programs in the urbanized areas of the Puget Sound basin, the development of operation and maintenance programs including the adoption of ordinances governing storm water management in new development, plans for reducing combined sewer overflow events, the control of storm water from state highways facilities in the Puget Sound basin, and other necessary actions;
(15) A program to assure the quality and timeliness of laboratory tests related to water quality and sediment quality in the Puget Sound basin;
(16) Other programs as are deemed necessary to protect Puget Sound water quality including, but not limited to, pesticides, household hazardous waste, atmospheric deposition, and the prevention of oil and hazardous substance spills;
(17) Implementation mechanisms to be used by state and local government agencies in carrying out their responsibilities under the plan;
(18) Standards and procedures for reporting progress by state and local
governments in the implementation of the plan;
An analysis of resource requirements and funding mechanisms for updating of the
plan and)) (19) A funding plan and budget for plan implementation;
(20) Legislation needed to assure plan implementation.
The authority shall circulate and receive comments on drafts of the plan mandated herein, and keep a record of all relevant comments made at public hearings and in writing. These records should be made easily available to interested persons.
As part of the plan, the authority shall prepare a strategy for implementing the plan that includes, but is not limited to: (a) Setting priorities for implementation of plan elements to facilitate executive and legislative decision making; (b) assessment of the capabilities and constraints, both internal and external to state and local government, that may affect plan implementation; and (c) an analysis of the strategic options in light of the resources available to the state. In developing this strategy, the authority shall consult and coordinate with other related environmental planning efforts.
Each program of the plan shall contain an analysis of the activities of all state agencies and their effects on the goals of that program. State agencies shall manage state-owned lands and resources and carry out other state agency functions in a manner to protect and enhance Puget Sound.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:
SUPPLEMENT TO AGENCY AUTHORITY. The policies and authorities set forth in this chapter and the plan developed pursuant to RCW 90.70.060 are supplementary to the existing authorizations of all governments and agencies having responsibilities for implementation of the plan. Where specified in the plan, agencies may allocate responsibility for implementation to different levels of government except where expressly prohibited by law. Agencies may adopt rules or guidelines for the purpose of plan implementation.
Sec. 4. RCW 90.70.025 and 1985 c 451 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:
In order to carry out its responsibilities under this chapter, the authority may:
interim proposals and recommendations, before the plan is adopted, concerning
the elements identified in RCW 90.70.060)) Allocate responsibilities for
implementation of the plan to other agencies and different levels of government;
(2) Enter into, amend, and terminate contracts with individuals, corporations, or research institutions for the purposes of this chapter;
(3) Receive such gifts, grants, and endowments, in trust or otherwise, for the use and benefit of the purposes of the authority. The authority may expend the same or any income therefrom according to the terms of the gifts, grants, or endowments;
(4) Conduct studies and research relating to Puget Sound water quality;
(5) Obtain information relating to Puget Sound from other state and local agencies;
(6) Conduct appropriate public hearings and otherwise seek to broadly disseminate information concerning Puget Sound;
(7) Receive funding from other public agencies;
(8) Prepare a biennial budget request for consideration by the governor and the legislature; and
(9) Adopt rules under chapter 34.05 RCW as it deems necessary for the purposes of this chapter.
Sec. 5. RCW 90.70.070 and 1990 c 115 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:
conducting planning, regulatory, and appeals actions, the state agencies and
local governments identified in the plan must evaluate, and incorporate as
applicable, subject to the availability of appropriated funds or other funding
sources)) authority, the provisions of the plan, including any
guidelines, standards, and timetables contained in the plan.
(2) The authority shall review the progress of state agencies and local governments regarding the timely implementation of the plan. Where prescribed actions have not been accomplished in accordance with the plan, the responsible state agencies and local governments shall, at the request of the authority, submit written explanations for the shortfalls, together with their proposed remedies, to the authority.
The results of the review and a description of the actions necessary to comply with the plan shall be included in the biennial state of the Sound report.
(3) The state agencies and local governments identified in the plan shall review their activities biennially and document their consistency with the plan. They shall submit written reports or updates of their findings to the authority.
The authority shall review the major actions ((
affected by the plan)) affecting
the Sound being considered by the state agencies and local governments and
shall comment in a timely manner regarding consistency with the plan and may
participate in administrative and subsequent judicial proceedings with respect
to such actions. Any deviations from the plan, identified by the authority,
shall be transmitted in writing by the authority to the responsible state
agency or local government.
Sec. 6. RCW 43.88.030 and 1990 c 115 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) The director of financial management shall provide all agencies with a complete set of instructions for submitting biennial budget requests to the director at least three months before agency budget documents are due into the office of financial management. The budget document or documents shall consist of the governor's budget message which shall be explanatory of the budget and shall contain an outline of the proposed financial policies of the state for the ensuing fiscal period and shall describe in connection therewith the important features of the budget. The message shall set forth the reasons for salient changes from the previous fiscal period in expenditure and revenue items and shall explain any major changes in financial policy. Attached to the budget message shall be such supporting schedules, exhibits and other explanatory material in respect to both current operations and capital improvements as the governor shall deem to be useful to the legislature. The budget document or documents shall set forth a proposal for expenditures in the ensuing fiscal period based upon the estimated revenues as approved by the economic and revenue forecast council for such fiscal period from the source and at the rates existing by law at the time of submission of the budget document. However, the estimated revenues for use in the governor's budget document may be adjusted to reflect budgetary revenue transfers and revenue estimates dependent upon budgetary assumptions of enrollments, workloads, and caseloads. All adjustments to the approved estimated revenues must be set forth in the budget document. The governor may additionally submit, as an appendix to each agency budget or to the budget document or documents, a proposal for expenditures in the ensuing fiscal period from revenue sources derived from proposed changes in existing statutes.
The budget document or documents shall also contain:
(a) Revenues classified by fund and source for the immediately past fiscal period, those received or anticipated for the current fiscal period, and those anticipated for the ensuing biennium;
(b) The undesignated fund balance or deficit, by fund;
(c) Such additional information dealing with expenditures, revenues, workload, performance and personnel as the legislature may direct by law or concurrent resolution;
(d) Such additional information dealing with revenues and expenditures as the governor shall deem pertinent and useful to the legislature;
(e) Tabulations showing expenditures classified by fund, function, activity and object;
(f) A delineation of each agency's activities, including those activities funded from nonbudgeted, nonappropriated sources, including funds maintained outside the state treasury; and
(g) Identification of all proposed direct expenditures to implement the Puget Sound water quality plan under chapter 90.70 RCW, shown by agency and in total and estimates submitted by each agency to fully carry out the agency's responsibilities under the plan.
(2) The budget document or documents shall include detailed estimates of all anticipated revenues applicable to proposed operating or capital expenditures and shall also include all proposed operating or capital expenditures. The total of beginning undesignated fund balance and estimated revenues less working capital and other reserves shall equal or exceed the total of proposed applicable expenditures. The budget document or documents shall further include:
(a) Interest, amortization and redemption charges on the state debt;
(b) Payments of all reliefs, judgments and claims;
(c) Other statutory expenditures;
(d) Expenditures incident to the operation for each agency;
(e) Revenues derived from agency operations;
(f) Expenditures and revenues shall be given in comparative form showing those incurred or received for the immediately past fiscal period and those anticipated for the current biennium and next ensuing biennium;
(g) A showing and explanation of amounts of general fund obligations for debt service and any transfers of moneys that otherwise would have been available for general fund appropriations;
(h) Common school expenditures on a fiscal-year basis;
(i) A showing, by agency, of the value and purpose of financing contracts for the lease/purchase or acquisition of personal or real property for the current and ensuing fiscal periods.
(3) A separate budget document or schedule may be submitted consisting of:
(a) Expenditures incident to current or pending capital projects and to proposed new capital projects, relating the respective amounts proposed to be raised therefor by appropriations in the budget and the respective amounts proposed to be raised therefor by the issuance of bonds during the fiscal period;
(b) A capital program consisting of proposed capital projects for at least the two fiscal periods succeeding the next fiscal period. The capital program shall include for each proposed project a statement of the reason or purpose for the project along with an estimate of its cost;
(c) Such other information bearing upon capital projects as the governor shall deem to be useful to the legislature;
(d) Such other information relating to capital improvement projects as the legislature may direct by law or concurrent resolution.
(4) No change affecting the comparability of agency or program information relating to expenditures, revenues, workload, performance and personnel shall be made in the format of any budget document or report presented to the legislature under this section or RCW 43.88.160(1) relative to the format of the budget document or report which was presented to the previous regular session of the legislature during an odd-numbered year without prior legislative concurrence. Prior legislative concurrence shall consist of (a) a favorable majority vote on the proposal by the standing committees on ways and means of both houses if the legislature is in session or (b) a favorable majority vote on the proposal by members of the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee if the legislature is not in session.
Sec. 7. RCW 82.02.090 and 1990 1st ex.s. c 17 s 48 are each amended to read as follows:
DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES FOR STORM WATER FACILITIES. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply in RCW 82.02.050 through 82.02.090:
(1) "Development activity" means any construction or expansion of a building, structure, or use, any change in use of a building or structure, or any changes in the use of land, that creates additional demand and need for public facilities.
(2) "Development approval" means any written authorization from a county, city, or town which authorizes the commencement of development activity.
(3) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed upon development as a condition of development approval to pay for public facilities needed to serve new growth and development, and that is reasonably related to the new development that creates additional demand and need for public facilities, that is a proportionate share of the cost of the public facilities, and that is used for facilities that reasonably benefit the new development. "Impact fee" does not include a reasonable permit or application fee.
(4) "Owner" means the owner of record of real property, although when real property is being purchased under a real estate contract, the purchaser shall be considered the owner of the real property if the contract is recorded.
(5) "Proportionate share" means that portion of the cost of public facility improvements that are reasonably related to the service demands and needs of new development.
(6) "Project improvements" mean site improvements and facilities that are planned and designed to provide service for a particular development project and that are necessary for the use and convenience of the occupants or users of the project, and are not system improvements. No improvement or facility included in a capital facilities plan approved by the governing body of the county, city, or town shall be considered a project improvement.
"Public facilities" means the following capital facilities owned or
operated by government entities: (a) Public streets and roads; (b) publicly
owned parks, open space, and recreation facilities; (c) school facilities; ((
(d) fire protection facilities in jurisdictions that are not part of a fire
district; and (e) storm water management facilities.
(8) "Service area" means a geographic area defined by a county, city, town, or intergovernmental agreement in which a defined set of public facilities provide service to development within the area. Service areas shall be designated on the basis of sound planning or engineering principles.
(9) "System improvements" mean public facilities that are included in the capital facilities plan and are designed to provide service to service areas within the community at large, in contrast to project improvements.
Sec. 8. RCW 36.70A.070 and 1990 1st ex.s. c 17 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:
STORM WATER PROGRAMS IN LOCAL COMPREHENSIVE PLANS. The comprehensive plan of a county or city that is required or chooses to plan under RCW 36.70A.040 shall consist of a map or maps, and descriptive text covering objectives, principles, and standards used to develop the comprehensive plan. The plan shall be an internally consistent document and all elements shall be consistent with the future land use map. A comprehensive plan shall be adopted and amended with public participation as provided in RCW 36.70A.140.
Each comprehensive plan shall include a plan, scheme, or design for each of the following:
land use element designating the proposed general distribution and general
location and extent of the uses of land, where appropriate, for agriculture,
timber production, housing, commerce, industry, recreation, open spaces, public
utilities, public facilities, and other land uses. The land use element shall
include population densities, building intensities, and estimates of future
population growth. The land use element shall provide for protection of the
quality and quantity of ground water used for public water supplies. Where applicable,
the land use element shall ((
review drainage, flooding, and storm water
run-off in the area and nearby jurisdictions and provide guidance for
corrective actions to mitigate or cleanse those discharges that pollute waters
of the state, including Puget Sound or waters entering Puget Sound)) incorporate
storm water management programs adopted pursuant to the Puget Sound water
quality management plan required under RCW 90.70.060.
(2) A housing element recognizing the vitality and character of established residential neighborhoods that: (a) Includes an inventory and analysis of existing and projected housing needs; (b) includes a statement of goals, policies, and objectives for the preservation, improvement, and development of housing; (c) identifies sufficient land for housing, including, but not limited to, government-assisted housing, housing for low-income families, manufactured housing, multifamily housing, and group homes and foster care facilities; and (d) makes adequate provisions for existing and projected needs of all economic segments of the community.
(3) A capital facilities plan element consisting of: (a) An inventory of existing capital facilities owned by public entities, showing the locations and capacities of the capital facilities; (b) a forecast of the future needs for such capital facilities; (c) the proposed locations and capacities of expanded or new capital facilities; (d) at least a six-year plan that will finance such capital facilities within projected funding capacities and clearly identifies sources of public money for such purposes; and (e) a requirement to reassess the land use element if probable funding falls short of meeting existing needs and to ensure that the land use element, capital facilities plan element, and financing plan within the capital facilities plan element are coordinated and consistent.
(4) A utilities element consisting of the general location, proposed location, and capacity of all existing and proposed utilities, including, but not limited to, electrical lines, telecommunication lines, and natural gas lines.
(5) Counties shall include a rural element including lands that are not designated for urban growth, agriculture, forest, or mineral resources. The rural element shall permit land uses that are compatible with the rural character of such lands and provide for a variety of rural densities.
(6) A transportation element that implements, and is consistent with, the land use element. The transportation element shall include the following subelements:
(a) Land use assumptions used in estimating travel;
(b) Facilities and services needs, including:
(i) An inventory of air, water, and land transportation facilities and services, including transit alignments, to define existing capital facilities and travel levels as a basis for future planning;
(ii) Level of service standards for all arterials and transit routes to serve as a gauge to judge performance of the system. These standards should be regionally coordinated;
(iii) Specific actions and requirements for bringing into compliance any facilities or services that are below an established level of service standard;
(iv) Forecasts of traffic for at least ten years based on the adopted land use plan to provide information on the location, timing, and capacity needs of future growth;
(v) Identification of system expansion needs and transportation system management needs to meet current and future demands;
(c) Finance, including:
(i) An analysis of funding capability to judge needs against probable funding resources;
(ii) A multiyear financing plan based on the needs identified in the comprehensive plan, the appropriate parts of which shall serve as the basis for the six-year street, road, or transit program required by RCW 35.77.010 for cities, RCW 36.81.121 for counties, and RCW 35.58.2795 for public transportation systems;
(iii) If probable funding falls short of meeting identified needs, a discussion of how additional funding will be raised, or how land use assumptions will be reassessed to ensure that level of service standards will be met;
(d) Intergovernmental coordination efforts, including an assessment of the impacts of the transportation plan and land use assumptions on the transportation systems of adjacent jurisdictions;
(e) Demand-management strategies.
(7) The land use, capital facilities, and transportation elements of comprehensive plans shall incorporate and be consistent with applicable provisions of watershed management plans adopted pursuant to the Puget Sound water quality management plan.
adoption of the comprehensive plan by jurisdictions required to plan or who
choose to plan under RCW 36.70A.040, local jurisdictions must adopt and enforce
ordinances which prohibit development approval if the development causes the
level of service on a transportation facility to decline below the standards
adopted in the transportation element of the comprehensive plan, unless
transportation improvements or strategies to accommodate the impacts of
development are made concurrent with the development. These strategies may
include increased public transportation service, ride sharing programs, demand
management, and other transportation systems management strategies. For the
purposes of this ((
subsection (6))) section "concurrent with
the development" shall mean that improvements or strategies are in place
at the time of development, or that a financial commitment is in place to
complete the improvements or strategies within six years.
The transportation element described in this subsection, and the six-year plans required by RCW 35.77.010 for cities, RCW 36.81.121 for counties, and RCW 35.58.2795 for public transportation systems, must be consistent.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. A new section is added to chapter 70.146 RCW to read as follows:
STORM WATER PROGRAMS AS CONDITION FOR STATE FUNDS. After July 1, 1993, no grant or loan may be made under this chapter to a county or city that has not adopted a storm water management program as part of its comprehensive plan as required by section 8 of this act.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. A new section is added to chapter 46.68 RCW to read as follows:
STORM WATER CONTROLS IN TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. (1) Beginning July 1, 1993, a county, city, town, or special district receiving moneys from the motor vehicle fund or an account in the motor vehicle fund for the purpose of constructing a new transportation project shall incorporate all known, available, and reasonable methods of storm water controls.
(2) The department of transportation, in consultation with the department of ecology and the Puget Sound water quality authority, shall adopt rules to implement this section. The rules shall include guidance and design standards for storm water management facilities constructed by local governments as a part of transportation improvement projects.
Sec. 11. RCW 70.146.060 and 1987 c 527 s 1 and 1987 c 436 s 7 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:
WATER QUALITY ACCOUNT DISTRIBUTIONS--LIMITATIONS--COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW REDUCTION FUNDING. During the period from July 1, 1987, until June 30, 1995, the following limitations shall apply to the department's total distribution of funds appropriated from the water quality account:
(1) Not more than fifty percent for water pollution control facilities which discharge directly into marine waters, including projects to reduce combined sewer overflows;
(2) Not more than twenty percent for water pollution control activities that prevent or mitigate pollution of underground waters and facilities that protect federally designated sole source aquifers with at least two-thirds for the Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer;
(3) Not more than ten percent for water pollution control activities that protect freshwater lakes and rivers including but not limited to Lake Chelan and the Yakima and Columbia rivers;
(4) Not more than ten percent for activities which control nonpoint source water pollution;
(5) Ten percent and such sums as may be remaining from the categories specified in subsections (1) through (4) of this section for water pollution control activities or facilities as determined by the department; and
(6) Two and one-half percent of the total amounts of moneys under subsections (1) through (5) of this section from February 21, 1986, until December 31, 1995, shall be appropriated biennially to the state conservation commission for the purposes of this chapter. Not less than ten percent of the moneys received by the state conservation commission under the provisions of this section shall be expended on research activities.
The distribution under this section shall not be required to be met in any single fiscal year.
Funds provided for facilities and activities under this chapter may be used for payments to a service provider under a service agreement pursuant to RCW 70.150.060. If funds are to be used for such payments, the department may make periodic disbursements to a public body or may make a single lump sum disbursement. Disbursements of funds with respect to a facility owned or operated by a service provider shall be equivalent in value to disbursements that would otherwise be made if that facility were owned or operated by a public body. Payments under this chapter for waste disposal and management facilities made to public bodies entering into service agreements pursuant to RCW 70.150.060 shall not exceed amounts paid to public bodies not entering into service agreements.
Until January 1, 1997, the department shall place a priority upon providing assistance to projects for the reduction of combined sewer overflows that are otherwise eligible under this chapter. Beginning January 1, 1992, the department may not distribute funds from the water quality account to a local government not in compliance with the following requirements: (a) Plans and compliance schedules for the reduction of combined sewer overflows pursuant to RCW 90.48.480; and (b) adoption of storm water management plans and ordinances under the Puget Sound water quality management plan.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:
SELLER DISCLOSURE OF SEPTIC SYSTEM IN SENSITIVE AREAS. Before the closing of the sale of real property located within a sensitive area designated under section 13 of this act, the seller shall provide a report to the purchaser that discloses whether the property being sold is served by a public or private sewer system, an on-site sewage disposal system, other means of waste disposal, or is undeveloped property. If the property is served by an on-site sewage disposal system, the report shall include:
(1) The location of the system and, if known, the location of drainfields identified on a scale drawing;
(2) Drawings of the system as it was built, if available from either the seller or the local health agency; and
(3) A statement of the most recent pumping of the system and a description of the most recent inspection of the system by a certified professional, if known.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 13. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:
RULEMAKING. (1) On or before January 1, 1992, the department of health shall propose rules for adoption by the state board of health to implement section 12 of this act. The rules shall:
(a) Specify the contents of the report to be provided by the seller; and
(b) Specify criteria to guide local health agencies in the designation of sensitive areas under subsection (2) of this section. The criteria may include, but are not limited to, the number and density of on-site sewage disposal systems within an area, the presence of other potential contaminant sources, and the presence of unique or important marine or environmental resources that may be adversely impacted.
(2) Before July 1, 1992, each local health agency having jurisdiction within counties whose waters drain into Puget Sound shall designate sensitive areas within which the requirements of section 12 of this act shall apply.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 14. WASTE OIL DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS. The department of ecology shall establish a pilot two-year grant program, beginning July 1, 1991, for local governments to conduct demonstration projects for the purpose of encouraging the proper disposal and recycling of household waste motor oil. The department shall award a minimum of three grants for this purpose.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 15. APPROPRIATION. The sum of two hundred thousand dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated for the biennium ending June 30, 1993, from the state toxics control account to the department of ecology to be used for grants to local governments to implement section 14 of this act.
Sec. 16. RCW 17.21.030 and 1989 c 380 s 34 are each amended to read as follows:
PESTICIDE APPLICATION GUIDELINES TO PROTECT WATER QUALITY. The director shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter and rules adopted hereunder.
(1) The director shall adopt rules:
(a) Governing the application and use, or prohibiting the use, or possession for use, of any pesticide;
(b) Governing the time when, and the conditions under which restricted use pesticides shall or shall not be used in different areas, which areas may be prescribed by the director, in the state;
(c) Providing that any or all restricted use pesticides shall be purchased, possessed or used only under permit of the director and under the director's direct supervision in certain areas and/or under certain conditions or in certain quantities of concentrations; however, any person licensed to sell such pesticides may purchase and possess such pesticides without a permit;
(d) Establishing recordkeeping requirements for licensees, permittees, and certified applicators;
(e) Fixing and collecting examination fees;
Establishing testing procedures, licensing classifications, and requirements
for licenses and permits as provided by this chapter; ((
(g) Fixing and collecting permit fees; and
(h) Establishing use and application guidelines for pesticides that can cause adverse environmental impacts through concentration in marine waters, sediment, or biota.
(2) The director may adopt any other rules necessary to carry out the purpose and provisions of this chapter.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 17. A new section is added to chapter 15.58 RCW to read as follows:
By January 1, 1993, the director shall adopt rules establishing requirements for the denial of new registration, and schedules for the cancellation of existing registration, of active and inert ingredients of pesticides that pose a substantial risk of adverse effects upon public health, water quality, sediment, or biota.
Sec. 18. RCW 15.58.100 and 1979 c 146 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
The director shall require the information required under RCW 15.58.060 and
shall register the label or labeling for such pesticide if ((
director determines that:
(a) Its composition is such as to warrant the proposed claims for it;
(b) Its labeling and other material required to be submitted comply with the requirements of this chapter;
(c) It will perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on the environment;
(d) When used in accordance with widespread and commonly recognized practice it will not generally cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment;
(e) Denial of registration is not required by section 17 of this act;
(f) In the case of any pesticide subject to section 24(c) of FIFRA, it meets (1) (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this section and the following criteria:
(i) The proposed classification for general use, for restricted use, or for both is in conformity with section 3(d) of FIFRA;
(ii) A special local need exists.
(2) The director shall not make any lack of essentiality a criterion for denying registration of any pesticide.
Sec. 19. RCW 90.48.037 and 1987 c 109 s 125 are each amended to read as follows:
JUDICIAL CIVIL PENALTIES. (1) The department, with the assistance of the attorney general, is authorized to bring any appropriate action at law or in equity, including action for injunctive relief, in the name of the people of the state of Washington as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(2) In a civil action brought pursuant to this chapter, the court may assess a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars a day for each violation of a provision of this chapter, or of a rule, permit, or order of the department pursuant to the authority of this chapter. Each day of such violation shall constitute a separate violation. In determining the penalty amount to be assessed, the court shall be guided by the considerations enumerated in RCW 43.21B.300(2).
NEW SECTION. Sec. 20. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:
CIVIL PENALTIES DEDICATED TO WATER QUALITY PURPOSES. All penalties collected under RCW 90.48.144 and section 19 of this act shall be deposited in the water pollution control account, which is hereby created in the state treasury. Moneys in the account shall be expended exclusively by the department of ecology for the purposes of this chapter, subject to legislative appropriation. All earnings of balances in the water pollution control account shall be credited to the general fund.
Sec. 21. RCW 43.21B.300 and 1987 c 109 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:
PENALTY DISPOSITION. (1) Any civil penalty provided in RCW 70.94.431, 70.105.080, 70.107.050, 90.03.600, 90.48.144, and 90.48.350 shall be imposed by a notice in writing, either by certified mail with return receipt requested or by personal service, to the person incurring the penalty from the department or the local air authority, describing the violation with reasonable particularity. Within fifteen days after the notice is received, the person incurring the penalty may apply in writing to the department or the authority for the remission or mitigation of the penalty. Upon receipt of the application, the department or authority may remit or mitigate the penalty upon whatever terms the department or the authority in its discretion deems proper. The department or the authority may ascertain the facts regarding all such applications in such reasonable manner and under such rules as it may deem proper and shall remit or mitigate the penalty only upon a demonstration of extraordinary circumstances such as the presence of information or factors not considered in setting the original penalty.
(2) Any penalty imposed under this section may be appealed to the pollution control hearings board in accordance with this chapter if the appeal is filed with the hearings board and served on the department or authority thirty days after receipt by the person penalized of the notice imposing the penalty or thirty days after receipt of the notice of disposition of the application for relief from penalty.
(3) A penalty shall become due and payable on the later of:
(a) Thirty days after receipt of the notice imposing the penalty;
(b) Thirty days after receipt of the notice of disposition on application for relief from penalty, if such an application is made; or
(c) Thirty days after receipt of the notice of decision of the hearings board if the penalty is appealed.
(4) If the amount of any penalty is not paid to the
department within thirty days after it becomes due and payable, the attorney general, upon request of the department, shall bring an action in the name of the state of Washington in the superior court of Thurston county, or of any county in which the violator does business, to recover the penalty. If the amount of the penalty is not paid to the authority within thirty days after it becomes due and payable, the authority may bring an action to recover the penalty in the superior court of the county of the authority's main office or of any county in which the violator does business. In these actions, the procedures and rules of evidence shall be the same as in an ordinary civil action.
(5) All penalties recovered shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the general fund except those penalties imposed pursuant to RCW 70.94.431, the disposition of which shall be governed by that provision, RCW 70.105.080, which shall be credited to the hazardous waste control and elimination account, created by RCW 70.105.180, RCW 90.48.144, which shall be credited to the water pollution control account, created by section 20 of this act, and RCW 90.48.350, which shall be credited to the coastal protection fund created by RCW 90.48.390.
Sec. 22. RCW 90.48.140 and 1973 c 155 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:
PENALTIES. Any person ((
found guilty of wilfully violating)) who
knowingly violates any of the provisions of this chapter, or any final
written orders or directive of the department or a court in pursuance thereof,
except for those violations enumerated in section 23 of this act, shall be
(( deemed)) guilty of a (( crime)) gross misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof shall be punished (( by a fine of up to ten thousand
dollars and costs of prosecution, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not
more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of
the court)) as provided in RCW 9A.20.021. Each day upon which a (( wilful))
knowing violation of the provisions of this chapter occurs may be deemed
a separate and additional violation.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 23. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:
CRIMINAL PENALTIES. (1) A person who knowingly commits any of the following shall be guilty of a class C felony and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in RCW 9A.20.021. Each day upon which a violation of this section occurs may be deemed a separate and additional violation.
(a) Omitting or falsifying records, reports, information, plans, or specifications required by the department under this chapter;
(b) Falsifying, tampering with, or rendering inaccurate a monitoring device or method, or tampering with a portion of a treatment or conveyance system resulting in the discharge of untreated waste or waste not meeting permit standards;
(c) Discharging after a permit has been revoked, or discharging in violation of a final written order or directive of the department, or discharging without a permit;
(d) Failure to report a discharge that violates or exceeds permit conditions or limitations; and
(e) Failure to comply with a final written order or directive of the department.
(2) No person is in violation of this section where the discharge of waste constitutes only a minor statistical exceedance of effluent limitations.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 24. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:
DEFINITIONS. The following definitions apply to RCW 90.48.140 and section 23 of this act.
(1) "Knowingly" shall be defined in the same manner as that term is defined in RCW 9A.08.010.
(2) "Final written order or directive of the department" means a department order or directive that has been fully adjudicated with all available administrative and judicial reviews having been exhausted.
(3) "Person" shall have the meaning given in RCW 9A.04.110(17).
NEW SECTION. Sec. 25. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:
(1) By July 1, 1992, the department shall establish a schedule ensuring inspection of facilities subject to discharge permits with at least the following frequency:
(a) Twice per year for major class I permits;
(b) Once per year for major class II permits, class I significant minor state, and minor NPDES permits;
(c) Once every two years for class II significant minor permits;
(d) Once every ten years for class II significant state and minor NPDES permits.
(2) The department shall include toxic limits, sediment quality limits, and monitoring requirements in all permits issued. In the Puget Sound region, such requirements shall be at least as stringent as those specified in the Puget Sound water quality management plan.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 26. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:
INCREASED ENFORCEMENT AGAINST UNPERMITTED DISCHARGERS. For the biennium ending June 30, 1993, the department shall initiate no fewer than twenty-five enforcement actions against persons discharging pollutants to state waters without a permit as required by this chapter. The department shall place primary emphasis upon initiating enforcement against large dischargers having significant adverse impacts upon water quality. A minimum of fifteen of such actions shall be initiated against persons discharging to Puget Sound or to waters which drain into Puget Sound.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 27. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:
CITIZEN SUITS FOR WATER QUALITY ENFORCEMENT. (1) A person having an interest that is or may be affected may commence an action against:
(a) A person alleged to be in violation of a permit or order issued by the department;
(b) A person alleged to be discharging waste without a permit issued by the department; or
(c) The department where there is alleged a failure of the department to perform an act or duty under this chapter that is not discretionary with the department.
(2) No action may be commenced under subsection (1) (a) and (b) of this section:
(a) Prior to sixty days after the plaintiff has given notice of the alleged violation to the department and an alleged violator; or
(b) If the department has commenced and is diligently prosecuting or negotiating an administrative or judicial enforcement action.
(3) No action may be commenced under subsection (1)(c) of this section prior to sixty days after the plaintiff has given notice of such action to the department.
(4) In an action commenced under subsection (1) (a) and (b) of this section the plaintiff shall serve a copy of the complaint on the attorney general and the department. The department may intervene as a matter of right in the action. A consent judgment shall not be entered in an action in which the department is not a party prior to forty-five days following the receipt of a copy of the proposed consent judgment by the attorney general and the department.
(5) The court, in issuing a final order in an action brought pursuant to this section, may award costs of litigation, including reasonable attorney and expert witness fees, to a prevailing or substantially prevailing party, whereever the court determines such award is appropriate.
(6) Nothing in this section restricts:
(a) The department or a unit of state or local government from bringing an enforcement action under any other provision of law; or
(b) A right that a person may have under statute or common law to seek enforcement of a water quality standard or limitation or to seek other relief.
Sec. 28. RCW 43.131.369 and 1990 c 115 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:
SUNSET EXTENDED. The Puget Sound water quality authority and its powers and
duties shall be terminated on June 30, ((
1995)) 1997, as provided
in RCW 43.131.370. On or before November 15, 1996, the legislative budget
committee shall prepare a report to the legislature on the means for future
implementation of the Puget Sound water quality management plan.
Sec. 29. RCW 43.131.370 and 1990 c 115 s 12 are each amended to read as follows:
The following acts or parts of acts, as now existing or hereafter amended, are
each repealed, effective June 30, ((
(1) RCW 90.70.001 and 1985 c 451 s 1;
(2) RCW 90.70.005 and 1985 c 451 s 2;
(3) RCW 90.70.011 and 1990 c 115 s 2 & 1985 c 451 s 3;
(4) RCW 90.70.025 and 1985 c 451 s 5;
(5) RCW 90.70.035 and 1985 c 451 s 6;
(6) RCW 90.70.045 and 1990 c 115 s 3, 1988 c 36 s 72, & 1985 c 451 s 7;
(7) RCW 90.70.055 and 1990 c 115 s 4 and 1985 c 451 s 4;
(8) RCW 90.70.060 and 1990 c 115 s 5, 1989 c 11 s 31, & 1985 c 451 s 8;
(9) RCW 90.70.070 and 1990 c 115 s 6 and 1985 c 451 s 9;
(10) RCW 90.70.080 and 1990 c 115 s 7 and 1985 c 451 s 10; and
(11) RCW 90.70.901 and 1985 c 451 s 14.
Sec. 30. RCW 90.70.902 and 1990 c 115 s 13 are each amended to read as follows:
Nothing in RCW 43.131.370 shall affect the implementation and requirements of
the Puget Sound water quality management plan existing on June 30, ((
1997, or such other effective date of repeal of the laws referenced in
RCW 43.131.370. The implementation of the plan on and after that date shall be
the responsibility of such entities as are provided by the legislature.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 31. EFFECTIVE DATE. Section 12 of this act shall take effect July 1, 1992.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 32. CAPTIONS. Captions as used in this act are no part of the law.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 33. APPROPRIATION. The sum of .......... dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated for the biennium ending June 30, 1993, from the .......... account to the department of ecology to implement section 26 of this act.