HB 3078 - DIGEST

Builds upon existing statewide Puget Sound, coastal, and Columbia river efforts.

Augments the marine spatial component of existing plans and improves the coordination among state agencies in the development and implementation of marine management plans.

Establishes policies to guide state agencies and local governments when exercising jurisdiction over proposed uses and activities in these waters.

Requires the office of the governor to chair a marine interagency team to assess and recommend a potential framework for conducting marine spatial planning and integrating the planning into existing management plans.

Requires the department of commerce to develop guidance applicable to all state agencies for achieving a unified state position upon matters involving the siting and operation of renewable energy facilities in the state's coastal and estuarine marine waters.

Creates the marine resources stewardship trust account.