Chapter 43.21A RCW



HTMLPDF 43.21A.005IntentPublic involvement and outreach.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.010Legislative declaration of state policy on environment and utilization of natural resources.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.020Purpose.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.030Definitions.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.040Department of ecologyCreated.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.050Department of ecologyDirectorAppointmentPowers and dutiesSalaryTemporary appointment when vacancy.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.061Powers and dutiesReclamation.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.064Powers and dutiesWater resources.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.067Water resources"Basic data fund" created.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.068Federal power act licenseesExemption from state requirements.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.069Powers and dutiesFlood control.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.070Application of administrative procedure act to the review of decisions by director.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.080Rule-making authority.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.081Five-year formal review process of existing rules.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.085Technical assistance officer and unitsCoordination of voluntary compliance with regulatory laws.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.087Technical assistance officer and unitsAuthority to issue orders or assess penalties.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.090Powers, duties and functions transferred to department to be performed by directorDelegation by director, limitations.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.100Departmental administrative divisionsDeputy director, dutiesAssistant directors, dutiesAs exempt from state civil service lawSalaries.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.120Director to employ personnelApplication of state civil service law.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.130StudiesLimitations.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.140Director to consult with department, state board of health.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.150Director to consult with other states, federal government, and Canadian provincesAuthority to receive and disburse grants, funds, and giftsDepartment's website list of interagency agreements.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.155Environmental excellence program agreementsEffect on chapter.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.160Request for certification of records as confidentialProcedure.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.165Environmental technologyReview of certification programsDemonstration activities.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.175Environmental certification programsFeesRulesLiability.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.230Certification of environmental laboratories authorizedFeesUse of certified laboratories by persons submitting data or results to department.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.235Exemption from laboratory certification and fee requirements.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.350Master plan of development.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.355Master plan of developmentPublic hearings.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.405Marine pollutionBaseline study programLegislative finding and declaration.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.410Marine pollutionBaseline study program establishedUtilization of related programsCoordinationContracts.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.415Marine pollutionBaseline study programScope of database produced.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.420Marine pollutionBaseline study programPriority factors.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.430Catalytic converters in police, ambulance or emergency aid vehiclesDepartment's powers restricted in respect thereto.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.440Department authorized to participate in and administer federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.445Departments authorized to participate in and administer federal Safe Drinking Water ActAgreements with other departments.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.450Control of outflow and level of Lake OsoyoosLake Osoyoos International Water Control Structure authorized.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.470Yakima enhancement projectDutiesRequest for congressional authorization for pipeline.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.510State environmental profile.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.515Assistance to businesses interested in locating in Washington requiredInformation on environmental laws and regulations to be provided.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.520Environmental excellence awards program for products.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.530Puget Sound marine shoreline surveys.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.535Use of Puget Sound marine shoreline surveys in investigations and enforcement actionsRecord.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.600Powers and dutiesElectric power resources.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.605Development of electric power resourcesCooperation with governmental units.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.610Steam electric generating plantStudyConstruction.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.612Steam electric generating plantStatement of intentionConstruction by public utility, operating agency, or the department, procedurePowers of director of commerce.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.614Steam electric generating plantPowers of director in constructing, operating and maintaining.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.616Steam electric generating plantEminent domain.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.618Steam electric generating plantState not financially obligatedSeparation and expenditure of funds.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.620Steam electric generating plantRevenue bonds and warrants.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.622Steam electric generating plantSpecial fundsPayment of bonds, interest.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.624Steam electric generating plantConsiderations in issuance of bonds, limitations.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.626Steam electric generating plantResolution authorizing issuance of bonds, contents, covenants.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.628Steam electric generating plantSale of bonds.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.630Steam electric generating plantExamination, registration of bonds by state auditorDefects, irregularities.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.632Steam electric generating plantRates or charges.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.634Steam electric generating plantRefunding revenue bonds.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.636Steam electric generating plantSignatures on bonds.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.638Steam electric generating plantProvisions of law, resolution, a contract with bondholderEnforcement.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.640Steam electric generating plantBonds are legal security, investment, negotiable.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.642Steam electric generating plantDirector not authorized to acquire other facilities or engage in retail distribution.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.650Freshwater aquatic weeds account.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.660Freshwater aquatic weeds management program.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.662Freshwater aquatic weeds management programAdvisory committee.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.667Aquatic algae control accountFreshwater and saltwater aquatic algae control program.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.680Solid waste plan advisory committee abolished.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.681Geoduck aquaculture operationsGuidelinesRules.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.690Cost-reimbursement agreements.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.700Transfer of ownership of department-owned vesselReview of vessel's physical condition.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.702Transfer of ownership of department-owned vesselFurther requirements.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.711Used oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenylPetition for reimbursement of extraordinary costsProcessing and prioritizing petitionsPrioritized list to the legislature.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.721Grants to emergency respondersAssistance to meet the requirements of chapter 274, Laws of 2015.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.730Office of Chehalis basin.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.731Chehalis board.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.732Chehalis basin strategy.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.733Chehalis basin account.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.734Chehalis basin taxable account.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.740Environmental justice obligations of the department of ecology.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.900Chapter to be liberally construed.
HTMLPDF 43.21A.910SavingsPermits, standards not affectedSeverabilityEffective date1970 ex.s. c 62.


Funding for radiation monitoring programs, department of ecology to seek: RCW 70A.388.130.
Metals mining and milling operations, department of ecology responsibilities: Chapter 78.56 RCW.
Minimum flows and levelsDepartmental authority exclusiveOther recommendations considered: RCW 90.03.247.