Growth Management Act Laws and Rules
Current Growth Management Act Rulemaking
There is no rulemaking at this time.
Growth Management Act RCWs
Notice Of Decision - Ferry County Compliance Determination
In 2014, the Legislature adopted Engrossed House Bill 1224 which authorized a process for counties with a population of 20,000 or fewer inhabitants to withdraw from fully planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA). A county that is out of compliance with the GMA is required to address any outstanding issues in their comprehensive plan or development regulations and submit an application to Commerce for a determination of compliance. Ferry County submitted an application on November 3, 2016. After reviewing the record, our agency determined that the County addressed the outstanding issues of noncompliance identified by the Growth Management Hearings Board and the Courts.
Current Growth Management Act and Related Laws
Washington Administrative Code (Rules)
Chapter 365-185 WAC – Procedures for management of growth management planning and environmental review fund
Chapter 365-190 WAC – Minimum guidelines to classify agriculture, forest, mineral lands and critical areas
Chapter 365-195 WAC – Best Available Science
Chapter 365-196 WAC – Procedural criteria for adopting comprehensive plans and development regulations
Chapter 365-197 WAC – Project Consistency
Chapter 365-198 WAC – Interlocal terms and conditions for the transfer of development rights
Chapter 365-199 WAC – Procedures for making a determination of compliance for jurisdictions seeking voluntary reversion to partial planning status