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PDFWAC 463-47-090

EIS preparation.

(1) Preparation of draft and final EISs, SEISs, or addenda is the responsibility of the council. The responsible official shall be satisfied that these documents comply with these rules and chapter 197-11 WAC prior to issuance.
(2) The council has the following options for draft and final EISs, SEISs, or addenda preparation:
(a) The council prepares its own documents.
(b) The council's independent consultant prepares any or all of the documents under the supervision of the responsible official.
(c) The council requires the applicant to prepare the documents with oversight from the responsible official.
(3) If the council prepares its own draft and final EISs, SEISs, or addenda, or its independent consultant prepares them, the council can require an applicant to provide information that the council or independent consultant does not possess, including specific investigations.
(4) The applicant shall bear the expense of the draft and final EISs, SEISs, or addenda preparation, but the consultant will work directly for the council.
(5) Normally, the council will have the documents printed and distributed.
(6) Whenever someone other than the council prepares a draft or final EISs, SEISs, or addenda, the responsible official:
(a) May direct the areas of research and examination to be undertaken and the content and organization of the document.
(b) Shall initiate and coordinate scoping, ensuring that the individuals preparing the documents receive all substantive information submitted by any agency or person.
(c) Shall assist in obtaining information on file with other agencies that is needed by the persons preparing the document.
(d) Shall allow the person preparing the document access to council records relating to the document (under chapter 42.17 RCW—Public disclosure and public records law).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040(1). WSR 07-21-035, § 463-47-090, filed 10/9/07, effective 11/9/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040 (1) and (12). WSR 04-21-013, § 463-47-090, filed 10/11/04, effective 11/11/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040(1). WSR 92-09-013, § 463-47-090, filed 4/2/92, effective 5/3/92; WSR 84-19-031 (Order 84-2), § 463-47-090, filed 9/14/84.]
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