|Passed by the Senate April 22, 2013|
President of the Senate
Passed by the House April 12, 2013
Speaker of the House of Representatives
I, Hunter G. Goodman, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5324 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.
HUNTER G. GOODMAN
|Approved May 10, 2013, 11:18 a.m.|
Governor of the State of Washington
May 10, 2013
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/22/13.
AN ACT Relating to mosquito abatement in storm water control retention ponds; and adding a new section to chapter 90.03 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 90.03 RCW
to read as follows:
(1) A county, city, town, water-sewer district, or flood control zone district constructing, improving, operating, or maintaining storm water control facilities under chapter 35.67, 35.92, 36.89, 36.94, 57.08, or 86.15 RCW that include storm water retention ponds, also known as wet ponds, wet retention ponds, or wet extended detention ponds, as part of a storm water control facility for which the primary function of the pond is to detain storm water, must:
(a) Consider and to the extent possible consistent with department design guidelines, and without compromising the intended function of the storm water retention pond, construct storm water retention ponds to maintain and control vegetation to minimize mosquito propagation;
(b) Consult with the local mosquito control district, where established, in the development of construction plans that include storm water retention ponds; and
(c) Provide for maintenance and control of vegetation growth in storm water retention ponds to reduce mosquito habitat and inhibit mosquito propagation without compromising the intended function of a storm water retention pond.
(2) A county, city, town, water-sewer district, or flood control zone district operating or maintaining storm water control facilities must, except where mosquito control districts are established, when notified by the department of health or a local health jurisdiction of the positive identification of west nile virus or other mosquito-borne human disease viruses in mosquitoes, birds, or mammals, including humans, consult with the department of health or a mosquito control district concerning which integrated pest management strategies, as defined under chapter 17.15 RCW, for mosquito control or abatement in storm water retention ponds would be most effective to prevent the spread of the disease.
(3) Where a mosquito control district is established, when notified by the department of health or a local health jurisdiction of the positive identification of west nile virus or other mosquito-borne human disease viruses in mosquitoes, birds, or mammals, including humans, the mosquito control district is responsible for mosquito control or abatement in storm water retention ponds.