WASHINGTON ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Washington attorney general issues formal published opinions in response to requests by the heads of state agencies, state legislators, and county prosecuting attorneys. When it appears that individuals outside the attorney general's office have information or expertise that will assist in the preparation of a particular opinion, a summary of that opinion request will be published in the state register. If you are interested in commenting on a request listed in this volume of the register, you should notify the attorney general's office of your interest by September 26, 2007. This is not the due date by which comments must be received. However, if you do not notify the attorney general's office of your interest in commenting on an opinion request by this date, the opinion may be issued before your comments have been received. You may notify the attorney general's office of your intention to comment by calling (360) 664-3207, or by writing to the Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 40100, Olympia, WA 98504-0100. When you notify the office of your intention to comment, you will be provided with a copy of the opinion request in which you are interested; information about the attorney general's opinion process; information on how to submit your comments; and a due date by which your comments must be received to ensure that they are fully considered.
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The attorney general's office seeks public input on the following opinion request(s):
Request by Mary Margaret Haugen
State Senator, 10th District
1. Is siting of a wetlands mitigation development subject to the Growth Management Act (GMA), including the provisions relating to the maintenance and enhancement of the agriculture industry and the protection of lands designated as agricultural lands of long-term commercial significance?
. If, under either the pilot rule or a final adopted rule, the Department of Ecology certifies a proposed development site on land designated as agricultural land of long-term commercial significance, is a county legally obligated to permit a wetland mitigation bank regardless of the above GMA requirements?
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above material occurred in the copy filed by the Attorney General's Office and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.