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RCW 36.70A.725

Technical review of work plan—Time frame for action by director.

(1) Upon receipt of a work plan submitted to the director under RCW 36.70A.720(2)(a), the director must submit the work plan to the technical panel for review.
(2) The technical panel shall review the work plan and report to the director within ninety days after the director receives the work plan. The technical panel shall assess whether at the end of ten years after receipt of funding, the work plan, in conjunction with other existing plans and regulations, will protect critical areas while maintaining and enhancing the viability of agriculture in the watershed.
(3)(a) If the technical panel determines the proposed work plan will protect critical areas while maintaining and enhancing the viability of agriculture in the watershed:
(i) It must recommend approval of the work plan; and
(ii) The director must approve the work plan.
(b) If the technical panel determines the proposed work plan will not protect critical areas while maintaining and enhancing the viability of agriculture in the watershed:
(i) It must identify the reasons for its determination; and
(ii) The director must advise the watershed group of the reasons for disapproval.
(4) The watershed group may modify and resubmit its work plan for review and approval consistent with this section.
(5) If the director does not approve a work plan submitted under this section within two years and nine months after receipt of funding, the director shall submit the work plan to the statewide advisory committee for resolution. If the statewide advisory committee recommends approval, the director must approve the work plan.
(6) If the director does not approve a work plan for a watershed within three years after receipt of funding, the provisions of RCW 36.70A.735(2) apply to the watershed.
NOTES:
Effective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 1: See note following RCW 43.41.455.
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