Tag: Ecology


Solid Funding for Solid Waste

On April 9th, local solid waste managers, environmental public health directors, and county commissioners came to the capital to advocate for local solid waste financial assistance (LSWFA). Used for the development, implementation, and enforcement of solid waste management plans (including recycling and hazardous materials), LSWFA funding is distributed statewide to all counties. The funding source for LSWFA has been the

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis in SEPA

This week the Legislative Steering Committee (LSC) considered HB 1549/SB 5561, proposed legislation directing the Department of Ecology to adopt a rule governing the evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions as part of SEPA.  The legislation was put forward by the Washington Public Ports Association to better define an issue that is increasingly a subject of costly litigation resulting from project

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The “Clam” Before the Storm

Although rumors are running rampant about what to expect for legislation dealing with natural resources and the environment, very little has materialized in the form of actual filed bills to date. Here is a short list of some of the legislation I’m tracking: HB 1037 – Allowing the Use of Chemicals to Prevent the Decline of Aquaculture.  This bill would

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Week 2 – Land Use & Environment Bills

HB 1987- Affordable Housing Prevents counties from restricting the density of affordable housing development on property owned by a religious organization under certain conditions. This would require Counties to allow the density of the affordable housing development on religious owned properties to exceed density limits by two times the maximum density requirement of other structures. HB 2607 – UGA’s and

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