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PDFWAC 173-700-230

Submittal of the final instrument.

(1) The sponsor shall submit a final instrument to all members of the IRT in electronic and hard copy format for approval by the department.
(2) The final instrument must contain the items listed in WAC 173-700-222, in addition to other supporting information as required by the department. This supporting information may include, but is not limited to:
(a) An explanation of how the final instrument addresses the comments provided by the department and the IRT;
(b) Financial assurance documents;
(c) Legal mechanisms for the permanent protection of the bank site; and
(d) Hydrologic and other ecological studies.
(3) Within thirty days of receipt of the final instrument, the department shall provide public notice on the proposed certification.
(4) At the end of the public comment period, the department shall direct the sponsor to incorporate changes as needed based on the comments received. After incorporating the required changes, the sponsor shall submit the revised instrument to the department.
(5) Within thirty days of receipt of the revised instrument, the department notifies the local jurisdiction(s) of its intent to approve or deny the certification. If the department intends to certify the bank, it will request a decision on certification from the local jurisdiction(s).
(6) The local jurisdiction(s) reviews the intent to certify, determines whether it concurs with the certification, and notifies the department in writing.
(a) If the local jurisdiction(s) does not concur with the intent to certify, the notice shall state the reasons for the local jurisdiction's decision.
(b) The department shall not certify the bank if the local jurisdiction(s) does not concur with the certification.
(c) If the local jurisdiction(s) concurs with the intent to certify, the notice shall state the local jurisdiction's intent to sign the instrument.
(7) After receipt of the local jurisdiction's decision, the department must send a notice on its certification decision to the IRT.
(8) Within fifteen days of receipt of the certification decision, if no IRT member objects by initiating the dispute resolution process, the department will notify the sponsor of the final decision. If the instrument is approved, the sponsor will arrange for it to be signed by the appropriate parties.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.84 RCW. WSR 09-19-013 (Order 04-13), ยง 173-700-230, filed 9/3/09, effective 10/4/09.]
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