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File #: 2010-0038    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/11/2010 In control: Environment and Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/25/2010
Enactment date: 2/4/2010 Enactment #: 16748
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to solid waste; and amending Ordinance 7737, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 10.24.020.
Sponsors: Jane Hague
Indexes: Solid Waste
Code sections: 10.24.020 -
Attachments: 1. 16748.pdf, 2. 2010-0038 Staff Report - Amending KCC
Staff: Mountsier, Beth
Clerk 01/07/2010
AN ORDINANCE relating to solid waste; and amending Ordinance 7737, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 10.24.020.
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Under RCW 70.95.080, each county within the state, in cooperation with the various cities located within the county, is required to develop a coordinated, comprehensive solid waste management plan.
B. While cities may choose to prepare their own plans, all of the incorporated cities within King County, except for Seattle and Milton, have chosen via an interlocal agreement to participate in the development of a single, coordinated regional plan for the incorporated and unincorporated areas of King County.
C. Under RCW 70.95.094, local governments preparing plans are encouraged to work cooperatively with the state Department of Ecology ("Ecology") during plan development. King County is required to submit a preliminary draft comprehensive solid waste management plan to Ecology for technical review. Ecology reviews and comments on the draft plan within one hundred twenty days of receipt. Ecology's comments direct specific actions or revisions that must be completed for plan approval. King County then submits a final draft solid waste management plan to Ecology for approval.
D. Under RCW 70.95.110, the comprehensive county solid waste management plan shall be reviewed and revised, if necessary, at least every five years.
E. Ecology recommends the involvement of the county's solid waste advisory committee in the development and updating of the Comprehensive Plan. King County has also created the metropolitan solid waste management advisory committee comprised of representatives of every city that has an interlocal agreement with King County to advise on solid waste issues, including the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan.
F. The King County Code currently does not specify a public comment period for the preliminary draft compre...

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