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The legislature expects the department to continue its efforts to improve training and compliance. The department must:
(1) Provide training in environmental procedures and permit requirements for those responsible for project delivery activities;
(2) Require wetland mitigation sites to be designed by qualified technical specialists that meet training requirements developed by the department in consultation with the department of ecology. Environmental mitigation site improvements must have oversight by environmental staff;
(3) Develop, implement, and maintain an environmental compliance data system to track permit conditions, environmental commitments, and violations;
(4) Continue to implement the environmental compliance assurance procedure to ensure that appropriate agencies are notified and that action is taken to remedy noncompliant work as soon as possible. When work occurs that does not comply with environmental permits or regulations, the project engineer must document the lessons learned to make other project teams within the department aware of the violation to prevent reoccurrence; and
(5) Provide an annual report summarizing violations of environmental permits and regulations to the department of ecology and the legislature on March 1st of each year for violations occurring during the preceding year.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Washington Revised Code Title 47. Public Highways and Transportation § 47.85.040. Environmental training and compliance - last updated April 06, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wa/title-47-public-highways-and-transportation/wa-rev-code-47-85-040/
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