Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ecology to Post Water Right Decisions Online

Almost missed this one, announced January 2d --
"Beginning January 01, 2007, Ecology's Water Resources Program will begin posting its draft and final water right decisions. Ecology will be providing the public with an opportunity to view and comment on draft Water Right and Water Right Change Reports of Examination, and to view the final Water Right and Water Right Change Reports of Examination.

Draft reports of examination relating to applications for permits to appropriate surface water or ground water, for reservoir permits, or for changes of surface water or ground water rights will be posted to Ecology's internet site. Applications for seasonal changes to water rights and temporary and preliminary permits will generally not be posted for comment prior to a final decision.

Final reports of examination will be normally posted within 10 working days of signature by the section manager.

Water Right and Water Right Change Reports of Examination - View Draft and Final Reports of Examination as they are made available

Water Right Administration Policy POL-1005 Internet Posting of Reports of Examination - View the Policy

For future reference there are links to the ROE page on the:

Water Resources homepage - http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/wrhome.html and on the Water Rights homepage - http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/rights/water-right-home.html"