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PDFWAC 200-10-100

Policies and procedures for conditioning or denying permits or other approvals.

(1)(a) It is department of enterprise services policy to avoid or mitigate adverse environmental impacts which may result from the department's decisions.
(b) The department shall use all practicable means, consistent with other essential considerations of state policy, to improve and coordinate plans, functions, programs, and resources so that the state and its citizens may:
(i) Fulfill the responsibilities of each generation as trustee of the environment for succeeding generations;
(ii) Assure for all people of Washington, safe, healthful, productive, and aesthetically and culturally pleasing surroundings;
(iii) Attain the widest range of beneficial uses of the environment without degradation, risk to health or safety, or other undesirable and unintended consequences;
(iv) Preserve important historic, cultural, and natural aspects of our national heritage;
(v) Maintain, wherever possible, an environment which supports diversity and variety of individual choice;
(vi) Achieve a balance between population and resource use which will permit high standards of living and a wide sharing of life's amenities; and
(vii) Enhance the quality of renewable resources and approach the maximum attainable recycling of depletable resources.
(c) The department shall develop plans and programs to economically house state government activities so as to provide maximum services to the people of Washington consistent with (b) of this subsection.
(2) Supplementary implementing instructions and procedures to the policies contained in this section are contained in department of enterprise services policies and procedures.
(3) The department responsible official may:
(a) Condition the approval for a proposal if mitigation measures are reasonable and capable of being accomplished and the proposal is inconsistent with the policies in subsection (1) of this section.
(b) Deny the permit or approval for a proposal if reasonable mitigation measures are insufficient to mitigate significant adverse environmental impacts and the proposal is inconsistent with the policies in subsection (1) of this section.
(4) The procedures in WAC 197-11-660 must be followed when conditioning or denying permits or other approvals.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.19.011, 43.19.620, 43.19.985, 43.19.742, 43.19.769, 39.26.080, 39.26.090, 39.26.251, 39.26.255, and 39.26.271. WSR 15-23-062, § 200-10-100, filed 11/13/15, effective 12/14/15. Statutory Authority: 2011 c 43. WSR 11-23-093, recodified as § 200-10-100, filed 11/17/11, effective 11/17/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21C.120. WSR 98-20-019, § 236-11-100, filed 9/25/98, effective 10/26/98; WSR 84-20-015 (Order 84-02), § 236-11-100, filed 9/25/84.]
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