Chapter 90.54 RCW

WATER RESOURCES ACT OF 1971

Sections

90.54.005FindingsObjectives2002 c 329.
90.54.010Purpose.
90.54.020General declaration of fundamentals for utilization and management of waters of the state.
90.54.030Water and related resourcesDepartment to be advisedWater resources data program.
90.54.035State funding of water resource programsPriorities.
90.54.040Comprehensive state water resources programModifying existing and adopting new regulations and statutes.
90.54.045Water resource planningPilot processReport to the legislature.
90.54.050Setting aside or withdrawing watersRulesConsultation with legislative committeesPublic hearing, noticeReview.
90.54.060Department to seek involvement of other persons and entities, meansAssistance grants.
90.54.080State to vigorously represent its interests before federal agencies, interstate agencies.
90.54.090State, local governments, municipal corporations to comply with chapter.
90.54.100Department to evaluate needs for projects and alternative methods of financing.
90.54.110Authority to secure and obtain benefits, including grants.
90.54.120"Department," "utilize," and "utilization" defined.
90.54.130Land use management policy modificationsAdvisory recommendations.
90.54.140Protection of groundwater aquifers if sole drinking water source.
90.54.150Water supply projectsCooperation with other agenciesScope of participation.
90.54.160Department to report on dam safety.
90.54.170Electric generation facilityEvaluation of application to appropriate water.
90.54.180Water use efficiency and conservation programs and practices.
90.54.191Streamflow restoration a priority.
90.54.210Department shall act on water rights applications that rely on reservations of water established in WAC 173-518-080 or 173-545-090.
90.54.800Policy guidelines.
90.54.900Certain rights, authority, not to be affected by chapter.
90.54.910Short title.
90.54.920Rights not impaired.

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Environmental certification programsFeesRulesLiability: RCW 43.21A.175.
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