(1) By January 1, 1996, the Washington conservation commission shall develop, in consultation with other state agencies, tribes, and local governments, a consolidated application process for permits for a watershed restoration project developed by an agency or sponsored by an agency on behalf of a volunteer organization. The consolidated process shall include a single permit application form for use by all responsible state and local agencies. The commission shall encourage use of the consolidated permit application process by any federal agency responsible for issuance of related permits. The permit application forms to be consolidated shall include, at a minimum, applications for: (a) Approvals related to water quality standards under chapter 90.48
RCW; (b) hydraulic project approvals under chapter 77.55
RCW; and (c) section 401 water quality certifications under 33 U.S.C. Sec. 1341 and chapter 90.48
(2) If a watershed restoration project is also a fish habitat enhancement project that meets the criteria of *RCW 77.55.290
(1), the project sponsor shall instead follow the permit review and approval process established in *RCW 77.55.290
with regard to state and local government permitting requirements. The sponsor shall so notify state and local permitting authorities.