HOUSE BILL 1454
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Representatives Rust, Horn, Betrozoff and Nealey; by request of Department of Ecology.
Read first time January 30, 1991. Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.
AN ACT Relating to underground storage tank law preemption; and amending RCW 90.76.110.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 90.76.110 and 1989 c 346 s 12 are each amended to read as follows:
Except as provided in RCW 90.76.040 and subsections (2), ((
and (( (4))) (5) of this section, the rules adopted under this
chapter supersede and preempt any state or local underground storage tank law,
ordinance, or resolution governing any aspect of regulation covered by the
rules adopted under this chapter.
(2) Provisions of the uniform fire code adopted under chapter 19.27 RCW that do not directly conflict with rules adopted under this chapter are not superseded or preempted.
(3) Local laws, ordinances, and resolutions pertaining to local authority to take immediate action in response to a release of a regulated substance are not superseded or preempted.
(4) City, town, or county underground storage tank ordinances that are
more stringent than the federal regulations and the uniform codes adopted under
chapter 19.27 RCW and that are in effect on November 1, 1988, are not
superseded or preempted. A city, town, or county with an ordinance that meets
these criteria shall notify the department of the existence of that ordinance
by July 1, 1989.
(5) Local laws, ordinances, and resolutions pertaining to permits and
fees for the use of underground storage tanks in street right of ways that were
in existence prior to July 1, 1990, are not superseded or preempted.