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WAC 173-270-010

Purpose, authority, and applicability.

(1) Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to:
(a) Control highway runoff into waters of the state to the maximum extent possible under state law;
(b) Establish procedures and criteria for WSDOT's highway runoff program mandated by the Puget Sound water quality management plan pursuant to chapter 90.70 RCW; and
(c) Provide for appropriate consultation and coordination with tribes, local governments, and other interested and affected parties.
(2) Authority. The authority for this chapter is provided by chapters 90.48 and 90.70 RCW.
(3) Applicability. This chapter applies to all state highway rights of way in the Puget Sound basin which WSDOT owns or controls by long-term lease or easement, or for which WSDOT has maintenance responsibility. This chapter is applicable subject to the availability of appropriated funds or other funding sources.
Note:
Copies of statutes and administrative rules incorporated by reference as a part of this chapter are available at ecology offices in Lacey, Washington during regular business hours.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.48 and 90.70 RCW. WSR 91-11-091 (Order 91-06), ยง 173-270-010, filed 5/21/91, effective 6/21/91.]
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