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Focus Sheet: The Hillis decision & water rights permitting (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
97-1801-SHWRMay 1997
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Author(s) Smith, P.
Description The Washington State Supreme Court issued a decision in March 1997 that affects the Department of Ecology’s water rights permitting process. The court’s 5-4 decision in Hillis v. State Department of Ecology held that certain agency policies regarding water rights decision-making should have been adopted as formal rules.
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Keywords right, Water Rights, Focus sheet, rule, rules, permit, water, water right
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