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PDFWAC 420-04-060

Director's authority.

(1) Consistent with RCW 79A.25.240 and other applicable laws, the director is delegated the authority and responsibility to carry out policies and administrative functions of the board. This includes, but is not limited to, the authority to:
(a) Provide staff support to the board as described in RCW 77.85.110;
(b) Provide all necessary grants and loans administration assistance to the board, and distribute funds as provided by the board in RCW 77.85.130 as described in RCW 77.85.120;
(c) Approve all procedures, except the procedures for lead entities to submit habitat project lists described in WAC 420-04-020 (3)(h), to implement the board's policies and general grant administration;
(d) Enter into contracts and agreements with applicants upon approval of the board;
(e) Administer all applicable rules, regulations and requirements established by the board or reflected in the laws of the state;
(f) Implement board decisions;
(g) Approve certain waiver requests as described in WAC 420-04-030 and certain amendments to project agreements as determined by board policy;
(h) Appoint such technical and other committees as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter; and
(i) Approve the contents, requirements and format for receiving grant applications.
(2) The director may waive the board's administrative rules or policies only after the board has delegated such authority in an open public meeting.
(3) Consistent with chapter 77.85 RCW and other applicable laws, the director has authority and responsibility to carry out actions to support salmon recovery. This includes, but is not limited to, the authority to:
(a) Administer funding to support the functions of lead entities as described in RCW 77.85.050;
(b) Provide administrative support to the governor's salmon recovery office as described in RCW 77.85.030;
(c) Track all funds allocated for salmon habitat projects and salmon recovery activities on behalf of the board, including both funds allocated by the board and funds allocated by other state or federal agencies for salmon recovery or water quality improvement as described in RCW 77.85.140;
(d) Produce a biennial report on the statewide status of salmon recovery and watershed health, summarize projects and programs funded by the salmon recovery funding board, and summarize progress as measured by high-level indicators and state agency compliance with applicable protocols established by the forum for monitoring salmon recovery and watershed health as described in RCW 77.85.020; and
(e) Administer other programs related to salmon recovery as delegated by the legislature, governor, or through interagency agreements with other state agencies.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.85.120 (1)(d) and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 16-07-085, § 420-04-060, filed 3/17/16, effective 4/17/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.85.120 (1)(d). WSR 14-13-071, § 420-04-060, 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, § 420-04-060, filed 2/2/01, effective 3/5/01.]
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