(1) A city, town, or county seeking evergreen community recognition under RCW 35.105.030
shall submit its management plans and evergreen community ordinances to the department for review and comment at least sixty days prior to its planned implementation date.
(2) The department shall, together with the department of natural resources, review any evergreen community ordinances or management plans submitted. When reviewing ordinances or plans under this section, the department shall focus its review on the plan's consistency with this chapter and the model evergreen community management plans and ordinances adopted under RCW 35.105.050
. When the following entities submit evergreen community ordinances and management plans for review, they must be considered by the department, together with the department of natural resources, the department of fish and wildlife, and the Puget Sound partnership: A county adjacent to Puget Sound or any city located within any of those counties. The reviewing departments may provide written comments on both plans and ordinances.
(3) Together with the department of natural resources, the department may offer technical assistance in the development of evergreen community ordinances and management plans.