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Chapter 27.53 RCW



HTMLPDF 27.53.010Declaration.
HTMLPDF 27.53.020Archaeological resource preservationDesignation of department of archaeology and historic preservationCooperation among agencies.
HTMLPDF 27.53.030Definitions.
HTMLPDF 27.53.040Archaeological resourcesDeclaration.
HTMLPDF 27.53.045Abandoned archaeological resourcesDeclaration.
HTMLPDF 27.53.060Disturbing archaeological resource or sitePermit requiredConditionsExceptionsPenalty.
HTMLPDF 27.53.070Field investigationsCommunication of site or resource location to department.
HTMLPDF 27.53.080Archaeological activities upon public landsEntryAgreementApproval of activitiesInformation regarding results of studies and activities.
HTMLPDF 27.53.090ViolationsPenalty.
HTMLPDF 27.53.095Knowing and willful failure to obtain or comply with permitPenalties.
HTMLPDF 27.53.100Historic archaeological resources on state-owned aquatic landsDiscovery and reportRight of first refusal.
HTMLPDF 27.53.110Contracts for discovery and salvage of state-owned historic archaeological resources.
HTMLPDF 27.53.120Recovery of property from historic archaeological sitesMitigation of damageRefusal to issue salvage permit to prevent destruction of resource.
HTMLPDF 27.53.130List of areas requiring permits.
HTMLPDF 27.53.140Rule-making authority.
HTMLPDF 27.53.150Proceeds from state's propertyDeposit and use.


Department of archaeology and historic preservation: Chapter 43.334 RCW.