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PDFWAC 371-08-315

Membership, function and jurisdiction.

(1) Members. The board is composed of three members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, for a term of six years. The members are to be qualified by experience or training in pertinent matters pertaining to the environment, and at least one member shall be a lawyer, and not more than two members shall be of the same political party.
(2) Function and jurisdiction. The function of this board is to provide an expeditious and efficient disposition of appeals. The board has jurisdiction to hear and decide appeals from the following decisions of the department of agriculture, the department of ecology, the director of ecology, local conservation districts, air pollution control authorities established pursuant to chapter 70.94 RCW, local health departments, the department of natural resources, the department of fish and wildlife, any state agency that is an authorized public entity under RCW 79.100.010, and the parks and recreation commission:
(c) Except as provided in RCW 90.03.210(2), the issuance, modification, termination or denial of any permit, certificate or license by the department of ecology or any air pollution control authority in the exercise of its jurisdiction, including the issuance or termination of a waste disposal permit, the denial of an application for a waste disposal permit, the modification of the conditions or the terms of a waste disposal permit, a decision to approve or deny a solid waste management plan under RCW 70.95.094, an application for a solid waste permit exemption under RCW 70.95.300, an application for a change under RCW 90.03.383, or a permit to distribute reclaimed water under RCW 90.46.220.
(d) The granting, denial, revocation, or suspension of a water right examiner certificate issued by the department under RCW 90.03.665.
(e) Decisions of local health departments regarding the grant or denial of solid waste permits pursuant to chapter 70.95 RCW, including appeals by the department of ecology as provided in RCW 70.95.185.
(f) Decisions of local health departments regarding the issuance and enforcement of permits to use biosolids under RCW 70.95J.080.
(g) Disputes between the department and the governing bodies of local governments regarding local planning requirements under RCW 70.105.220 and zone designation under RCW 70.105.225, pursuant to RCW 70.105.250.
(h) Decisions of the department of ecology regarding waste-derived fertilizer or micronutrient fertilizer under RCW 15.54.820, and decisions of the department of ecology regarding waste-derived soil amendments under RCW 70.95.300.
(i) Decisions of local conservation districts related to the denial of approval or denial of certification of a dairy nutrient management plan; conditions contained in a plan; application of any dairy nutrient management practices, standards, methods, and technologies to a particular dairy farm; and failure to adhere to the plan review and approval timelines in RCW 90.64.026 as provided in RCW 90.64.028.
(j) Any other decision by the department of ecology or an air pollution control authority which pursuant to law must be decided as an adjudicative proceeding under chapter 34.05 RCW.
(k) Decisions of the department of natural resources, the department of fish and wildlife, and the department of ecology that are reviewable under chapter 76.09 RCW, and the department of natural resources' appeals of county, city, or town objections under RCW 76.09.050(7).
(l) Forest health hazard orders issued by the commissioner of public lands under RCW 76.06.180.
(m) Decisions of the department of fish and wildlife to issue, deny, condition, or modify a hydraulic project approval permit under chapter 77.55 RCW.
(n) Decisions of the department of natural resources that are reviewable under RCW 78.44.270.
(o) Decisions of an authorized public entity under RCW 79.100.010 to take temporary possession or custody of a vessel or to contest the amount of reimbursement owed that are reviewable under RCW 79.100.120.
(3) This section is intended to be general and informational only, and failure herein to list matters over which the board has jurisdiction at law shall not constitute any waiver or withdrawal whatsoever from such jurisdiction.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21B.170, 90.58.175. WSR 15-03-044, § 371-08-315, filed 1/14/15, effective 2/14/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21B.170, 90.58.175, 2010 c 84, 2010 c 130, 2010 c 210, and 2010 c 285. WSR 10-18-021, § 371-08-315, filed 8/23/10, effective 9/23/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.360 and 2003 c 325. WSR 04-03-001, § 371-08-315, filed 1/7/04, effective 2/7/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21B.170. WSR 96-15-003, § 371-08-315, filed 7/3/96, effective 8/3/96.]
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