WSR 03-17-077

EMERGENCY RULES

ENVIRONMENTAL HEARINGS OFFICE


[ Filed August 19, 2003, 3:04 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 19, 2003.

Purpose: At the request of the Department of Agriculture, our agency is amending existing Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) rules in order to help facilitate transfer of the livestock nutrient management program from the Department of Ecology to the Department of Agriculture.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 371-08 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.05.360 and ESSB 5889.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: The adoption in the last legislative session of ESSB 5889 transferring the livestock nutrient management program from ecology to agriculture created a need to amend existing procedural rules governing appeals to the PCHB related to the program.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

August 19, 2003

Eric Z. Lucas

Administrative Appeals Judge

and Rules Coordinator

OTS-6605.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 371-08-306   Livestock nutrient management program (LNMP).   As used in this chapter, and chapter 43.21B RCW, when referring to appeals related to civil penalties and orders issued by the department of agriculture, under the LNMP, pursuant to chapters 90.48 and 90.64 RCW, the following terms shall have the following meaning:

(1) "Department" means the department of agriculture.

(2) "Director" means the director of the department of agriculture.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-15-003, filed 7/3/96, effective 8/3/96)

WAC 371-08-315   Membership, function and jurisdiction.   (1) Members. The board is composed of three members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, for a term of six years. The members are to be qualified by experience or training in pertinent matters pertaining to the environment, and at least one member shall be a lawyer, and not more than two members shall be of the same political party.

(2) Function and jurisdiction. The function of this board is to provide an expeditious and efficient disposition of appeals from the decisions and orders of the department of agriculture pursuant to chapters 90.48 and 90.64 RCW, the department of ecology, from the decisions of air pollution control authorities established pursuant to chapter 70.94 RCW, and from the decisions of local health departments, when such orders and decisions concern matters within the jurisdiction of the board as provided in RCW 43.21B.110:

(a) Civil penalties imposed pursuant to RCW 18.104.155, 70.94.431, 70.105.080, 70.105.095, 70.107.050, 86.16.081, 88.46.090, 90.03.600, 90.48.144, 90.56.310, 90.56.320, 90.56.330 ((and)), 90.58.560 and chapter 90.64 RCW.

(b) Orders issued pursuant to RCW 18.104.043, 18.104.060, 18.104.065, 43.27A.190, 70.94.211, 70.94.332, 70.105.095, 70.107.060, 88.46.070, 90.14.130, 90.14.190 ((and)), 90.48.120 and chapter 90.64 RCW.

(c) The issuance, modification, termination or denial of any permit certificate or license by the department of ecology or any air pollution control authority.

(d) Decisions of local health departments regarding the grant or denial of solid waste permits or of biosolid permits pursuant to chapter 70.95 RCW.

(e) Disputes between the department and the governing bodies of local governments regarding local planning requirements under RCW 70.105.220 and zone designation under RCW 70.105.225, pursuant to RCW 70.105.250.

(f) Any other decision by the department of ecology, the administrator of marine safety or an air pollution control authority which pursuant to law must be decided as an adjudicative proceeding under chapter 34.05 RCW.

(3) This section is intended to be general and informational only, and failure herein to list matters over which the board has jurisdiction at law shall not constitute any waiver or withdrawal whatsoever from such jurisdiction.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21B.170. 96-15-003, 371-08-315, filed 7/3/96, effective 8/3/96.]

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