WSR 04-06-047

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed March 1, 2004, 10:57 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 13, 2004.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule revision is to update the criteria for compliance regarding public water system performance and to be consistent with other drinking water regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-294-001, 246-294-010, 246-294-020, 246-294-030, 246-294-040, 246-294-050, 246-294-060, 246-294-070, 246-294-080, and 246-294-090.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.119A RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-23-134 on November 19, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 27, 2004

B. White

for Mary Selecky

Secretary

OTS-6394.7


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-001   Purpose.   ((The rules set forth in)) This chapter ((are adopted for the purpose of implementing the provisions of)) implements chapter 70.119A RCW and sets operating permit requirements to help assure ((that)) Group A water systems provide safe and reliable drinking water to the public ((in accordance)) consistent with chapter 246-290 WAC, state board of health drinking water regulations and chapter 246-292 WAC, water works operator certification regulations.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-001, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-010   Definitions.   Abbreviations:


EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

MCL - maximum contaminant level

NTNC - nontransient noncommunity

SMA - satellite ((system)) management agency

SSNC - state significant noncomplier

TNC - transient noncommunity

VOC - volatile organic chemical

WFI - water facilities inventory


"Adequacy" means an assessment, based upon evaluation of the department's records, of a water system's current ability to provide safe and reliable drinking water in accordance with applicable drinking water statutes and regulations.

"Community water system" means any Group A water system:

With fifteen or more services used by residents for one hundred eighty or more days within a calendar year, regardless of the number of people; or

Regularly serving twenty-five or more residents for one hundred eighty or more days within the calendar year, regardless of the number of services.

"Department" means the Washington state department of health.

"Drinking water regulations" means the provisions of chapter 70.119A RCW, chapter 246-290 WAC, state board of health drinking water regulations and chapter 246-292 WAC, water works operator certification regulations, that help assure Group A public water systems provide safe and reliable drinking water.

"Group A water systems" ((and "system" means a public water system:

With fifteen or more service connections, regardless of the number of people; or

Serving an average of twenty-five or more people per day for sixty or more days within a calendar year, regardless of the number of service connections)) are defined as community and noncommunity water systems.

(a) Community water system means any Group A water system providing service to fifteen or more service connections used by year-round residents for one hundred eighty or more days within a calendar year, regardless of the number of people, or regularly serving at least twenty-five year-round (i.e., more than one hundred eighty days per year) residents.

(b) Noncommunity water system means a Group A water system that is not a community water system. Noncommunity water systems are further defined as:

(i) Nontransient (NTNC) water systems that provide service opportunity to twenty-five or more of the same nonresidential people for one hundred eighty or more days within a calendar year.

(ii) Transient (TNC) water systems that serve:

(A) Twenty-five or more different people each day for sixty or more days within a calendar year;

(B) Twenty-five or more of the same people each day for sixty or more days, but less than one hundred eighty days in a calendar year; or

(C) One thousand or more people for two or more consecutive days within a calendar year.

"Maximum contaminant level (MCL)" means the maximum permissible level of a contaminant in water the purveyor delivers to any public water system user, measured at the locations identified under WAC 246-290-300, Table ((4)) 3.

(("New Group A water system" means a system designed for fifteen or more services or to serve twenty-five or more people which:

The department has not acknowledged receipt of the form titled Construction Report for Public Water System Projects before the effective date of this chapter; or

Has been in existence but has not received department as-built approval or does not have a WFI on record with the department.))

"Nonresident" means a person ((without a permanent home or without a home served by the system, such as)) having access to drinking water from a public water system who lives elsewhere. Examples include travelers, transients, employees, students, etc.

(("Nontransient noncommunity water system (NTNC)" means a Group A water system regularly serving twenty-five or more of the same nonresidents for one hundred eighty or more days within a calendar year. ))

"Owner" means any agency, subdivision of the state, municipal corporation, firm, company, mutual or cooperative association, institution, partnership, or person or any other entity, that holds as property, a public water system.

"Public water system" means any system, providing water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances, excluding a system serving only one single-family residence and a system with four or fewer connections all of which serve residences on the same farm((, providing piped water for human consumption, including any)). The term includes:

(a) Collection, treatment, storage, and/or distribution facilities under control of the purveyor and used primarily in connection with the system((; and)).

(b) Collection or pretreatment storage facilities not under control of the purveyor, but primarily used in connection with the system((, including:

Any collection, treatment, storage, and distribution facilities under control of the purveyor and used primarily in connection with such system; and

Any collection or pretreatment storage facilities not under control of the purveyor which are primarily used in connection with such system)).

"Resident" means an individual living in a dwelling unit served by a public water system.

"Satellite ((system)) management agency (SMA)" means ((a person)) an individual, purveyor, or entity that is ((certified)) approved by the department in accordance with chapter 246-295 WAC to own ((and/))or operate more than one public water system on a regional or county-wide basis, without the necessity for a physical connection between such systems.

"Service connection" means a connection to a public water system designed to ((serve)) provide potable water to a single-family residence, ((dwelling unit, or equivalent use)) or other residential or nonresidential population. When the connection ((is a group home or barracks-type accommodation, two and one-half persons shall be equivalent to one service)) provides water to a residential population without clearly defined single-family residences, the following formulas shall be used in determining the number of services to be included as residential connections on the WFI form:

Divide the average population served each day by two and one-half; or

Using actual water use data, calculate the total ERU's represented by the service connection in accordance with department design guidance.

In no case shall the calculated number of services be less than one.

"State significant noncomplier (SSNC)" means a ((Group A water)) system that is ((in violation of state drinking water rules and such violation or)) violating or has violated department rules, and violations may ((present)) create, or have created an ((immediate)) imminent or a significant risk to ((the)) human health ((of consumers)). Such violations include, but are not limited to, repeat violations of monitoring requirements, failure to address exceedance of permissible levels of regulated contaminants, failure to comply with treatment technique standards or requirements, failure to comply with water works operator certification requirements, or failure to submit to a sanitary survey.

(("Transient noncommunity (TNC)" means a Group A water system:

Having fifteen or more services used less than one hundred eighty days within a calendar year; or

Serving twenty-five or more different nonresidents for sixty or more days within a calendar year; or

Serving twenty-five or more of the same nonresidents for sixty or more days, but less than one hundred eighty days within a calendar year; or

Serving twenty-five or more residents for sixty or more days, but less than one hundred eighty days within a calendar year.))

"Water facilities inventory (WFI)" means the department form summarizing each public water system's characteristics.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-010, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-020   Applicability.   Owners of all Group A water systems ((and owners of satellite system management agencies (SMAs))) shall obtain an annual operating permit from the department for each system owned. The operating permit shall be valid until the next renewal date in accordance with WAC 246-294-050. Any change in ownership of the permitted system shall require a new permit in accordance with WAC 246-294-060.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-020, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-030   Application ((process)) and issuance of operating permits.   (1) No person may operate and no owner shall permit the operation of a Group A water system unless the owner annually submits an application along with the required fee to the department and the department has issued an operating permit to the system owner. Any owner operating a system ((or SMA)) may continue to operate until the department takes final action on granting or denying the operating permit, in accordance with WAC 246-294-050.

(2) The department shall ((begin the operating permit application process for the initial and succeeding years based on size and type of system as follows:

(a) During the first calendar quarter of each year - community water systems greater than or equal to five hundred services and SMAs shall be sent operating permit applications;

(b) During the second calendar quarter of each year - community water systems less than five hundred services shall be sent operating permit applications;

(c) During the third calendar quarter of each year - nontransient noncommunity (NTNC) and transient noncommunity (TNC) water systems shall be sent operating permit applications; and

(d) During the fourth calendar quarter of each year - all remaining Group A water systems)) mail an application to water systems annually using a schedule that is based on the size and type of water system.

(3) In addition to the ((schedule outlined in subsection (2) of this section)) regularly scheduled issuance of annual operating permits, new or revised operating permits shall be required when:

(a) The owner of a new Group A system receives all required department approvals relating to water system operation (see WAC 246-294-030(4)); or

(b) Ownership of a Group A system changes (see WAC 246-294-060).

(4) The department may also issue a revised operating permit when there is a change in a systems compliance that necessitates a change to a different permit category.

(5) New Group A systems shall be sent operating permit applications at the time construction documents are submitted to the department for approval. The deadline for submitting the completed application and full payment to the department shall be the same date as:

(a) The Construction Completion Report ((for Public Water System Projects)) required by WAC ((246-290-040(2))) 246-290-120(5); or

(b) The existing system as-built approval required by WAC 246-290-140(((4))).

(((5))) (6) Initial and renewal applications shall be based on information from the most recent WFIs on file with the department, and sent to owners ((according to the phase-in schedule in subsection (2) of this section)) on an annual basis. In the case of a SMA, the department will send a complete list of systems owned, along with the corresponding system identification numbers((,)). The SMA shall ((also be included)) verify the information, make corrections or additions and then return the list with the application.

(((6))) (7) Upon receipt of the application, the owner or other legally authorized person shall:

(a) Complete portions of the form which need completing;

(b) Ensure that information on the form is accurate; ((and))

(c) Sign the form; and

(d) Return the application to the department within seventy days of the department's mailing date, accompanied by the applicable fee.

(((7) The application shall be signed by the owner or other legally authorized person:

(a) In the case of a corporation, by an authorized corporate officer;

(b) In the case of a partnership, by a general partner;

(c) In the case of a sole proprietorship, by the proprietor;

(d) In the case of a municipal or other public facility, by a legally authorized officer; or

(e) In the case of an association, by the head of the association or a person responsible for operation of the system.))

(8) The applicable fee shall be in the form of a check or money order made payable to the "Department of Health" or successor organization as designated by the department and mailed ((to Department of Health, Revenue Unit, P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, Washington 98507-1099, or such successor organization or address as designated by the department)) in accordance with the directions on the application.

(9) Systems which do not return operating permit applications along with the required fee by the deadline specified on the notice shall:

(a) Not be issued an operating permit; and

(b) Be subject to the enforcement provisions in WAC 246-294-090.

(10) An additional charge of ten percent or twenty-five dollars, whichever is greater, shall be added to the applicable fee listed in WAC 246-294-070 if the owner fails to return the completed application with applicable fee to the department within seventy days of the department's mailing date.

(11) The department shall review each submitted application ((to verify the information contained in the application)). Any changes made on the application by the applicant shall ((result in updating)) be evaluated by the department and may result in an update of the system's WFI ((and shall)) form, which would be reflected on the next renewal application.

(12) If after issuing an operating permit, the department determines that the permit holder has made false statements, the department may, in addition to taking other actions provided by law, revise both current and previously granted permit fee determinations and charge the owner accordingly.

(13) If the department discovers that an owner has been operating a system without an operating permit and such system is covered by the requirements of this chapter, the department may charge the owner an operating permit fee ((that is the total of the one-time five-dollar per service fee for new Group A water systems)) plus permit fees owed for each year, including late fees, since the effective date of this chapter.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-030, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-040   Operating permit categories.   (1) The department shall evaluate and place each system ((for placement)) into one of the categories ((listed in Table 1, except as noted)) in subsection (((3)(d))) (2) of this section. Each permit ((issued)) shall clearly identify the category into which the system is placed. ((The department shall provide a determination of system adequacy and the reasons for this determination, to any person on request.

(2) The criteria used for evaluation may include, but not be limited to the following:

(a) Whether the system is subject to an order under WAC 246-290-050, for one or more of the following:

(i) Failure to have approved construction documents; or

(ii) Stopping work on system improvements; or

(iii) Failure to meet pressure requirements; or

(iv) Failure to meet water treatment requirements; or

(v) Failure to have a certified water treatment plant operator; or

(vi) Failure to meet water quality maximum contaminant levels; or

(vii) Placement of a moratorium on the system.

(b) Whether the system is in violation of any departmental order issued under WAC 246-290-050 or federal administrative order issued under 1414(g) of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. 300g-3(g);

(c) Whether the system is confirmed by the department as an unresolved significant noncomplier (SNC). Unresolved shall mean any system which:

(i) The department determines has not returned to compliance;

(ii) Does not have a signed compliance agreement with the department; or

(iii) Has not been issued a departmental order under WAC 246-290-050.

(d) Whether the system has reached the maximum number of services allowed in the distribution system by department approval;

(e) Whether the system has complied with water system plan provisions of WAC 246-290-100;

(f) Whether the system has complied with the water system financial viability provisions of RCW 70.119A.100 and WAC 246-290-100 (4)(d);

(g) Whether the system has complied with operator certification provisions of chapter 246-292 WAC;

(h) Whether the system has complied with coliform and inorganic chemical monitoring provisions of WAC 246-290-300; and

(i) Whether the system has complied with inorganic chemical and volatile organic chemical MCLs in accordance with WAC 246-290-310.

(3) Operating permit categories shall be as follows:

(a) Category green. This category shall identify systems which are substantially in compliance with all the applicable criteria in subsection (2) of this section. Placement in this category shall result in:

(i) Permit issuance without conditions; and

(ii) Determination that the system is adequate.

(b) Category yellow. This category shall represent systems which are substantially in compliance with the applicable criteria in subsection (2)(a), (b), (c), and (d) of this section, but which do not satisfy one or more of the criteria in subsection (2)(e) through (i) of this section and any additional criteria as determined by the department. Placement in this category shall result in:

(i) Permit issuance with conditions; and

(ii) Determination that the system is adequate or inadequate, depending on the nature of noncompliance.

(c) Category red. This category shall represent systems which do not satisfy one or more of the criteria in subsection (2)(a), (b), (c), or (d) of this section. Such systems shall also be evaluated against subsection (2)(e) through (i) of this section and any additional criteria as determined by the department. Placement in this category shall mean that the system is inadequate and result in:

(i) Permit issuance with conditions; or

(ii) Permit denial with appropriate enforcement.

(d) Category blue. This category shall identify systems which the department has elected to evaluate at a later date. Placement in this category shall result in no conditions and no determination that the system is adequate until the system is evaluated.

((TABLE 1
OPERATING PERMIT CATEGORIES


Category

Basic Description

Response to Adequacy Requests

Conditions

Green

Substantial Compliance

Yes

No
Yellow Conditional Compliance Yes or No1 Yes
Red Substantial Noncompliance No Yes
Blue Undetermined (Will be evaluated at a later date)

1 Response will be determined on a case-by-case basis for each system and shall depend on the nature of noncompliance.))

(2) The department will use the criteria from drinking water regulations to evaluate systems and place them into the following operating permit categories:

(a) Category green. This category represents systems that are in substantial compliance with drinking water regulations. The department considers systems in this category as adequate for existing uses and adding new service connections up to the number of approved service connections.

(b) Category yellow. This category represents systems that are substantially in compliance with drinking water regulations, except that the system:

(i) Has been notified of the water system planning provisions of WAC 246-290-100 and has failed to satisfy the requirements; and/or

(ii) Is a state significant noncomplier that has signed a compliance agreement with the department to resolve the violations and is acting in accordance with the compliance agreement.

The department considers systems in the yellow category as adequate for existing uses and new service connections up to the number of approved service connections unless otherwise limited by a compliance agreement.

(c) Category blue. This category represents systems that are substantially in compliance with drinking water regulations except that the system:

(i) Does not meet the design approval requirements of WAC 246-290-120 and 246-290-140; or

(ii) Has exceeded the number of department approved service connections.

The department considers systems in this category as adequate for existing uses but are not considered adequate for adding new service connections.

(d) Category red. This category represents systems that are substantially out of compliance with drinking water regulations. The department will place a system in this category if it is:

(i) A state significant noncomplier and has not signed a compliance agreement with the department or has signed a compliance agreement but is not acting in accordance with the compliance agreement; or

(ii) In violation of a departmental order; or

(iii) Under a departmental order for violations that pose an imminent threat to public health.

The department considers systems in this category inadequate for existing uses and for additional service connections.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-040, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-050   Permit issuance.   (1) The department shall grant or deny the operating permit within one hundred twenty days of ((receipt of the)) receiving a completed application and full payment.

(2) Issuance of an operating permit ((shall)) means that the owner may operate the permitted system until the date specified on the permit unless protection of the public health, safety, and welfare requires immediate response or the imposition of conditions.

(3) At the time of permit issuance, the department may impose ((such)) permit conditions and compliance schedules ((as)) that the department determines are ((reasonable and)) necessary to ensure that the system will provide safe and reliable drinking water, ((including, but not limited to, conditions necessary to ensure that the system is brought into compliance)) consistent with the provisions of chapters 246-290 and 246-292 WAC.

(4) The department may modify an operating permit at any time based on review of the evaluation criteria in WAC 246-294-040(2). ((When modification occurs,)) If the department modifies a permit, the department will send the owner a revised permit with the same expiration date ((will be sent to the owner)). The department will also notify the appropriate local jurisdiction ((shall also be notified)) of the change in status.

(5) The department may revoke an operating permit or deny an operating permit application if the department determines that the system operation constitutes or ((would)) may constitute a public health hazard to consumers.

(6) When the department takes action to deny, condition, modify, or revoke an operating permit, the department shall follow the steps outlined in RCW 43.70.115 ((when taking action to deny, condition, modify, or revoke an operating permit)).

(7) An operating permit applicant ((for an operating permit shall be entitled to)) may file an appeal ((in accordance with)) under chapter 34.05 RCW, if the department denies, conditions, modifies, or revokes the operating permit. To appeal a department action, the owner shall ((file in writing with the department in a manner that shows proof of receipt)) submit to the department a written appeal within twenty-eight days of ((the applicant's receipt of)) receiving the adverse notice.

The appeal shall state:

(a) The issue or issues and law involved; and

(b) The ((grounds)) basis for ((contesting)) appealing the department's decision.

(8) Any owner that requests a hearing under chapter 34.05 RCW may continue to operate the system until the department issues a final departmental decision ((is issued)), unless the department determines protection of the public health, safety, and welfare requires summary action.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-050, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-060   Transfer of ownership.   (1) A prospective new owner of a Group A water system ((shall)) may not take possession of the system without first obtaining a new operating permit.

(2) ((The prospective new owner shall secure department approval of a new, updated, or altered water system plan as required by WAC 246-290-100 (2)(e) before the new permit is issued. The water system plan required under WAC 246-290-100 shall be prepared with special emphasis on sections dealing with implications of the change of ownership.

(3))) The department shall send an application to the prospective new owner ((at the time)) when the department is notified of transfer of ownership in accordance with WAC ((246-290-430(1))) 246-290-035(2). The new owner shall proceed with the permit process ((in accordance with)) under WAC 246-294-030((, except the deadline for submitting the completed application to the department shall be the same date the water system plan is submitted for department approval)).

(((4))) (3) The department shall not charge a fee for a new permit resulting from a change in ownership. The permit shall be effective from the date of issuance by the department until the next scheduled permit renewal date, at which time ((a fee shall be charged)) the department will charge a renewal fee.

(((5) Change of ownership operating permit requirements of this section affect)) (4) This section applies to the prospective owner, and ((shall be in addition to)) the ((continuity of service)) requirements of WAC ((246-290-430 affecting)) 246-290-035(2) apply to the owner transferring the system.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-060, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-070   Fees.   (1) The fees for Group A water system operating permits ((shall be as indicated)) are authorized under RCW 70.119A.110 and are listed in Table 2.


TABLE 2
OPERATING PERMIT FEES

Classification Fee
0 - 14 services None
15 - 49 services $25.00 per year
50 - 3,333 services $1.50 per service per year
3,334 - 53,333 services $4,999.50+ .10 per service over 3,333 services per year
53,334 or more services $10,000.00 per year
Satellite ((System)) Management Agency (based on total services in all systems owned by SMA) $1.00 per service per year or the fee from the appropriate category above, whichever is less
((New Group A water system One-time charge of $5.00 per service))
Late charge Additional 10% of applicable charge stated above or $25.00, whichever is greater

(2) ((For NTNC and TNC systems, owners shall pay the applicable fee from Table 2 based on equivalent number of services. Population information used in calculating equivalent number of services shall come from the WFI. The following formulas shall be used in determining equivalent number of services:

(a) For NTNC divide the average population served each day by two and one-half; and

(b) For TNC divide the average population served each day by twenty-five.

(3) Where)) If systems serve both resident and nonresident populations, the department shall determine the permit fee category ((shall be determined)) by adding the number of services and an equivalent for the NTNC and TNC nonresident population served as calculated in subsection (3) of this section.

(3) For NTNC and TNC systems, owners shall pay the fee in Table 2 based on equivalent number of services. Population information used in calculating equivalent number of services shall come from the WFI. The department shall use the following formulas to determine equivalent number of services:

(a) For NTNC population, divide the average population served each day by two and one-half; and

(b) For TNC population, divide the average population served each day by twenty-five.

(4) ((In addition to submitting an annual fee, all new Group A water systems shall be charged a one-time fee of five dollars for each service or equivalent, based on the department approved design or as-built approval (see WAC 246-294-030(4)).

(5))) Any county or SMA assuming ownership of a Group A water system, or court appointed receiver of a Group A water system ((shall be)) is exempt from the operating permit fee for ((a period of)) one year after the next renewal date.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-070, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-080   Public notification.   An owner issued a category red operating permit shall notify the water system users in accordance with WAC ((246-290-330 and shall include mandatory language contained in the department publication titled Mandatory Language For Drinking Water Public Notification. The mandatory language will be included with issuance of a category red operating permit, or may be obtained from the department on request by contacting the Division of Drinking Water, Airdustrial Center #3, P.O. Box 47822, Olympia, Washington 98504-7822)) 246-290-71001, 246-290-71003, and 246-290-71004.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-080, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 325, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93)

WAC 246-294-090   Enforcement.   ((When any)) The department may initiate appropriate enforcement actions if an owner is out of compliance with these rules or any ((conditions identified on the operating permit, the department may initiate appropriate enforcement actions)) applicable drinking water regulations. These actions may include any one or combination of the following:

(1) Issuance of informal letters instructing or requiring appropriate corrective measures; or

(2) Issuance of a compliance agreement or schedule; or

(3) Issuance of departmental orders requiring any person to apply for an operating permit as required by these rules and RCW 70.119A.110 or to comply with ((any conditions or requirements)) applicable drinking water regulations imposed as part of an operating permit; or

(4) Issuance of civil penalties for up to five thousand dollars per day per violation for failure to comply with departmental orders issued in accordance with subsection (3) of this section; or

(5) Legal action by the attorney general or local prosecutor.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119A RCW. 93-03-047 (Order 325), 246-294-090, filed 1/14/93, effective 2/14/93.]

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