Cherry Point bill scheduled for hearing

January 19th, 2017  |  Published in SB 5171

SB 5171 (Concerning certain uses of state-owned aquatic lands) has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24. The hearing will be held in Senate Hearing Room 3 of the Cherberg Building. Among other steps, the bill would reverse a recent decision by DNR to further protect Cherry Point.

Water quantity bills scheduled for hearing

January 19th, 2017  |  Published in SB 5024, SB 5239

Two bills regarding water quantity have been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Trade and Economic Development on Tuesday, January 24 at 8 a.m.

SB 5024 (Concerning groundwater supply availability in areas with ground and surface water interaction)

SB 5239 (Ensuring that water is available to support development)

The hearing will be held in Senate Hearing Room 1 of the Cherberg Building.

SEPA bills heard in hearing

January 18th, 2017  |  Published in HB 1009, HB 1013

Two bills regarding the State Environmental Policy Act were the topic of a public a hearing in the House Committee on Environment yesterday.

  • HB 1009 (Clarifying that the authority to mitigate environmental impacts under the state environmental policy act applies only to significant adverse environmental impacts) Analysis
  • HB 1013 (Reducing overlap between the state environmental policy act and other laws) Analysis

You can watch the public hearing here or in the window below:

Suction dredge mining bill heard in hearing

January 18th, 2017  |  Published in HB 1077

HB 1077 (Establishing rules for motorized suction dredge mining in rivers and streams equal to other hydraulic projects by modifying a hydraulic project approval exemption) was the subject of a hearing in the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources yesterday.

Here is the non-partisan bill analysis.

You can watch the entire hearing here or in the window below:

Four water bills heard in hearing

January 12th, 2017  |  Published in SB 5002, SB 5003, SB 5005, SB 5010

Four water rights bills were heard in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development today

You can watch the hearing here or in the window below.

Suction dredge mining bill scheduled for hearing

January 12th, 2017  |  Published in HB 1077

HB 1077 (Establishing rules for motorized suction dredge mining in rivers and streams equal to other hydraulic projects by modifying a hydraulic project approval exemption) has been scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17. The hearing will be held in House hearing room B in the John L. O’Brien Building.

Two SEPA bills scheduled for hearing

January 12th, 2017  |  Published in HB 1009, HB 1013

Two bills regarding the State Environmental Policy Act have been scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Environment on Tuesday, January 17 at at 1:30 p.m. in House Hearing room B in the John L. O’Brien Building.

  • HB 1009 (Clarifying that the authority to mitigate environmental impacts under the state environmental policy act applies only to significant adverse environmental impacts)
  • HB 1013 (Reducing overlap between the state environmental policy act and other laws)

Water quality standards to be heard tomorrow

January 11th, 2017  |  Published in Department of Ecology

The Senate Committee on Energy, Environment and Telecommunications will conduct a work session on the new state water quality standards. These new standards recognize higher levels of tribal consumption of fish and shellfish.

Economic analysis for agency rules bill heard in public hearing

January 11th, 2017  |  Published in HB 1014

HB 1014 (Establishing a peer review process to ensure robust economic analysis of department of ecology administrative rules) was heard in public hearing on Monday, January 9 in the House Environment Committee.

You can read the non-partisan analysis of the bill here.

You can watch the hearing here or in the window below.

Water bills scheduled for hearing

January 5th, 2017  |  Published in SB 5002, SB 5003, SB 5005

Three water rights bills have been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 12.

The bills are:

SB 5002 (Requiring certain water banks to replace leased water rights provided for mitigation with water rights that will be permanently available)

SB 5003 (Clarifying the authority of the department of ecology regarding minimum flows)

SB 5005 (Identifying certain water rights held by municipal water suppliers as water rights available for municipal water supply purposes)

The hearing will be held in Senate Hearing Room 1 in Cherberg Building.