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Environmental & Land Use Hearings

RCW 36.70A, 43.21B, 76.09, 90.58

The Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office is the umbrella administrative agency managing the following quasi-judicial state boards: Pollution Control Hearings Board, Shorelines Hearings Board and Growth Management Hearings Board. The primary purpose of each board is to provide fair and objective hearings within its specialized areas of jurisdiction and to reach a legally correct decision in each appeal.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office is to provide all governmental management, administrative, personnel and budgeting support to the quasi-judicial functions of the independent boards of which it is comprised. The mission of each board is to hear appeals and to reach a timely and just decision.
Request 5,238,000
Net change from current biennium 548,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 11.7% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
4,435,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 4,155,200 4,435,000 4,984,000
255,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 255,000 254,000
4,690,000 Total Appropriated Funds 4,155,200 4,690,000 5,238,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 2,091,110 2,180,346 953,399 2,584,000 2,654,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
291,251 7.5% (1,021,455) (24.6%) 2,104,255 67.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 14.2 14.2 14.8 15.5 15.5