WA Commission Adopts Updated Rules For Construction Projects Near Water
OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted a comprehensive update to the state’s Hydraulic Code rules, which regulate construction projects and other work in or near state waters to protect fish life.
The commission, a citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), approved dozens of changes in the statewide rules during a public meeting Nov. 7-8 in Olympia. The revised rules were developed by WDFW over the past three years with extensive public review.
Common projects requiring approval under the state’s hydraulic rules include work on bulkheads, culverts, piers and docks.