RCW 77.36.120

Department's duties.

The department shall establish:
(1) The form of affidavits or proof required to accompany all claims under this chapter;
(2) The process, time, and methods used to identify and assess damage, including the anticipated timeline for the initiation and conclusion of department action;
(3) How claims will be prioritized when available funds for reimbursement are limited;
(4) Timelines after the discovery of damage by which an owner must file a claim or notify the department;
(5) Protocols for an owner to follow if the owner wishes to undertake activities that would complicate the determination of damages, such as harvesting damaged crops;
(6) The process for determining damage assessments, including the role and selection of professional damage assessors and the responsibility for reimbursing third-party assessors for their services;
(7) Timelines for a claimant to accept, reject, or appeal a determination made by the department;
(8) The identification of instances when an owner would be ineligible for compensation;
(9) An appeals process for an owner eligible for compensation under RCW 77.36.100 who is denied a claim or feels the compensation is insufficient; and
(10) Other policies necessary for administering this chapter.
[ 2009 c 333 § 57.]

NOTES:

Effective dateApplication2009 c 333 §§ 53-66: See notes following RCW 77.36.010.