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PDFWAC 173-308-050

Delegation of authority.

Upon the request of a local health jurisdiction, the department may delegate authority to implement and assist in the administration of appropriate portions of this chapter.
Delegation must be consistent with any applicable state-EPA agreement regarding delegation of federal biosolids program authority.
(1) Method of delegation.
(a) Delegation will be accomplished through an instrument of mutual consent that is acceptable to both the department and the local health jurisdiction seeking delegation.
(b) The department may revoke part or all of a delegation of authority under this section if it finds that a local health jurisdiction has failed to adequately carry out any portion of a delegated responsibility.
(2) Contents of delegation agreements.
(a) At a minimum, delegation agreements must specify the authorities and responsibilities that are being delegated to a local health jurisdiction.
(b) Other authorities and responsibilities are assumed to be retained by the department.
(c) All delegation agreements must have a termination date that is no more than five years from the date signed.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.95J and 70.95 RCW. WSR 07-12-010 (Order 06-06), § 173-308-050, filed 5/24/07, effective 6/24/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95J.020 and 70.95.255. WSR 98-05-101 (Order 97-30), § 173-308-050, filed 2/18/98, effective 3/21/98.]
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