WSR 10-20-009

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Order 10-07 -- Filed September 23, 2010, 1:23 p.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 10-16-129.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-09-063.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 173-18 WAC, Shoreline Management Act -- Streams and rivers constituting shorelines of the state; chapter 173-20 WAC, Shoreline Management Act -- Lakes constituting shorelines of the state; chapter 173-22 WAC, Adoption of designations of shorelands and wetlands associated with shorelines of the state; chapter 173-26 WAC, State master program approval/amendment procedures and master program guidelines; and chapter 173-27 WAC, Shoreline Management Act permit and enforcement procedures.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 10, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: Cedar Bouta, Washington Department of Ecology, SEA Program, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, e-mail ShorelineRule@ecy.wa.gov, fax (360) 407-6902, by November 23, 2010, 5:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jackie Chandler by TTY (711) or (877) 833-6341.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To extend the public comment period to November 23, 2010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 90.58.120 Adoption of rules and 90.58.200 Rules and regulations. RCW 90.58.060 limits amendments to chapter 173-26 WAC, Part III (shoreline master program guidelines) to one update per year. Authority to address geoduck aquaculture is found in RCW 43.21A.681.

Statute Being Implemented: Shoreline Management Act, chapter 90.58 RCW and RCW 43.21A.681.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington department of ecology, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Cedar Bouta, Washington Department of Ecology Headquarters, (360) 407-6406; Implementation and Enforcement: Brian Lynn, Washington Department of Ecology Headquarters, (360) 407-6224.

September 23, 2010

Polly Zehm

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office