WACs > Title 173 > Chapter 173-26 > Section 173-26-070
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Adoption of shoreline master programs by ruleâDepartment action.
(1) The department may adopt a shoreline master program by rule in the following circumstances:
(a) Pursuant to RCW 90.58.070(2), when a local government fails to approve a master program relating to shorelines of the state within its jurisdiction in accordance with the time schedule provided for in RCW 90.58.080, the department shall carry out the requirements of RCW 90.58.080 and adopt by rule a master program for shorelines of the state within the jurisdiction of the local government. The department has adopted by rule a master program for shorelines of the state within the jurisdiction of those local governments listed in subsection (2) of this section;
(b) Pursuant to RCW 90.58.090(4), when the department determines that those parts of a master program relating to shorelines of statewide significance do not provide for optimum implementation of the policy of chapter 90.58 RCW to satisfy the statewide interest, the department may develop and adopt by rule an alternative to the local government's master program proposal. The department has adopted by rule an alternative master program for shorelines of statewide significance within the jurisdiction of those local governments listed in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) As set forth in subsection (1)(a) and (b) of this section, the department has adopted by rule a master program, alternative master program or portion thereof for the local governments listed below. This listing shall be updated periodically so as to remove reference to local governments who have complied with the requirements of chapter 90.58 RCW and this chapter, having prepared and submitted a shoreline master program that has been approved by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.58.140(3) and [90.58].200. WSR 96-20-075 (Order 95-17), Â§ 173-26-070, filed 9/30/96, effective 10/31/96.]