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Preliminary Cost Benefit, Maximum Net Benefit, and Least Burdensome Analyses, Chapter 173-525 WAC: Water Resources Program for the Grays-Elochoman Basin (WRIA 25) and Chapter 173-526 WAC: Water Resources Program for the Cowlitz Basin (WRIA 26) (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
10-11-004March 2010
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Author(s) Hoff, Tryg
Description Ecology is obligated under Chapters 90.82, 90.22, and 90.54 RCW to set and protect instream flows at levels needed to protect fish and other environmental values. Rules setting instream flows may also include strategies or provisions for future uses of water. Ecology is proposing Chapters 173-525 and 173-526 WAC in order to fulfill these obligations. The economic analysis described in this document is part of the rule-making process.

Ecology is issuing this preliminary joint Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Least Burdensome Alternative Analysis, under Chapter 34.05 RCW, and Maximum Net Benefit Analysis (MNB), under RCW 90.54.020 (2). Ecology will use the information developed in these analyses to ensure that the rules are consistent with legislative policy. Ecology has also developed and issued a Small Business Economic Impact Statement (SBEIS) as part of its rule-making process.
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Keywords water management, WRIA 26, WRIA 25, rule, water resource, instream flow
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WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 25,WRIA 26)

Small Business Economic Impact Statement for Chapter 173-525 WAC, Grays-Elochoman Basin and Chapter 173-526 WAC, Cowlitz Basin