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Duties of the board.

(1) The board was created by the legislature in the Salmon Recovery Funding Act of 1999 (section 3, chapter 13, Laws of 1999 special session) codified in RCW 77.85.110.
(2) Membership of the board is defined in RCW 77.85.110.
(3) The board is authorized to:
(a) Allocate and administer funds for salmon habitat projects and salmon recovery activities from amounts appropriated by the legislature as described in RCW 77.85.120;
(b) Develop procedures and criteria for allocation of funds for salmon habitat projects and salmon recovery activities on a statewide basis to address the highest priorities for salmon habitat protection and restoration as described in RCW 77.85.130(1);
(c) Adopt an annual allocation of funding as described in RCW 77.85.130(1);
(d) Establish a maximum amount of funding available for any individual project as described in RCW 77.85.130(1);
(e) Establish criteria for determining the award of grants for capacity funding as described in RCW 77.85.130(4);
(f) Give preference and consideration to projects as described in RCW 77.85.130(2);
(g) Require applicants to incorporate the environmental benefits of the project into their grant applications, and utilize the statement of environmental benefits in its prioritization and selection process as described in RCW 77.85.135;
(h) Adopt procedures for lead entities to submit habitat project lists as described in RCW 77.85.050, including establishing the submission deadlines;
(i) May reject, but not add, projects from a habitat project list submitted by a lead entity for funding as described in RCW 77.85.130(3);
(j) Develop appropriate outcome-focused performance measures to be used both for management and performance assessment of the grant program as described in RCW 77.85.135; and
(k) Provide the legislature with a list of the proposed projects and a list of the projects funded as described in RCW 77.85.140.
(4) The board does not own or operate any salmon recovery properties or facilities.
(5) The board is not a public hearings board and does not decide land use issues. To the extent possible, all project proposals should demonstrate adequate public notification and review and have the support of the public body applying for the grant or where the project is located.
(6) The office, under the supervision of the director appointed by the governor, performs and accomplishes work on behalf of the board.
(7) The board:
(a) Conducts regular meetings, pursuant to RCW 42.30.075, according to a schedule it adopts in an open public meeting;
(b) May conduct special meetings at any time, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, if called by the chair;
(c) Maintains an official record of its meetings in a recorded audio format, unless written minutes are otherwise indicated for logistical reasons;
(d) Defines a quorum as three of its voting members, with a preference that at least two of the agency members shall also be present; and
(e) Adopts parliamentary meeting procedure generally as described in Robert's Rules of Order. Only voting members may make motions or formal amendments, but agency members may request the chair for leave to present a proposal for board consideration.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.85.120 (1)(d) and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 16-07-085, § 420-04-020, filed 3/17/16, effective 4/17/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.85.120 (1)(d). WSR 14-13-071, § 420-04-020, filed 6/13/14, effective 7/14/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250, [42.17].260(5), [42.17.]290, 43.21C.120(1), chapters 34.05, 42.30, 77.85 RCW. WSR 01-04-052, § 420-04-020, filed 2/2/01, effective 3/5/01.]
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