Dam Safety Fees Rulemaking
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In February 2012, the Department of Ecology amended Chapter 173-175 WAC, Dam Safety to increase dam safety fees. RCW 90.04.470 requires Ecology to collect fees to cover certain costs of providing dam safety services. In 2011, the Legislature passed Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1087 that directed Ecology to raise dam safety fees:
The 2012 amendment increased fees for:
There are currently more than 1,000 state-regulated dams in Washington, including more than 380 that pose a high or significant threat to human health and safety if they were to fail.
Dam Safety Fees
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