WSR 03-16-088

POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed August 5, 2003, 4:05 p.m. ]

Purpose: In order to comply with RCW 34.05.230(4) of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Department of Ecology submits the following:

Document Title: Administrative Policy for Recording the Agreed Division of Water Rights Among Multiple Property Owners.

Subject: Recording the agreed-upon division of water rights which are held by more than one property owner.

Document Description: This policy documents the generally applicable procedures that the Department of Ecology uses to track and record the agreed division of a water right where multiple property owners own land to which the water is appurtenant. This is intended to assist in correlating water right ownership information with real property information, for such purposes as notification of proposed actions by the agency, facilitating water marketing, and improving public access to information about water right ownership.

Effective Date: July 3, 2003.

To receive a copy of the policy statement contact Jeff Marti, Water Resources, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, 98504-7600, phone (360) 407-6636, fax (360) 407-6574, e-mail jema461@ecy.wa.gov, TDD: If you have special accommodation needs or require this document in an alternate format, please contact Water Resources reception at (360) 407-6600 (voice) or 711 (TTY) or 1-800-33-6388 [1-800-833-6388] (TTY).

Responsible Official: Joe Stohr, Program Manager.

August 4, 2003

Joe Stohr, Program Manager

Water Resources Program

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