WSR 04-17-135

POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed August 18, 2004, 9:02 a.m. ]


Notice of Policy Statement -- Water Resources Policy 1210


The Water Resources Program has adopted the following policy and hereby requests that notice thereof be published in the state register.

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: Policy 1210 -- Evaluation of Changes to Enable Irrigation of Additional Acreage or the Addition of New Purposes of Use to Existing Water Rights.

Subject: To document generally applicable procedures that the Department of Ecology will use in reviewing water right change applications pursuant to RCW 90.03.380(1) that enable irrigation of additional acreage or the addition of new purposes of use to existing water rights.

Document Description: This policy documents generally applicable procedures that the Department of Ecology will use in reviewing water right change applications pursuant to RCW 90.03.380(1) that enable irrigation of additional acreage or the addition of new purposes of use to existing water rights, including the factors that ecology staff will consider in determining the annual consumptive quantity of water that may be transferred as part of a change application. This policy will be applied in conjunction with Procedure 1210 -- Calculating and Applying the Annual Consumptive Quantity.

Effective Date: July 12, 2004.

Doug McChesney

Water Resources Policy

and Planning Section

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office