The Washington Legislature in 1973 created procedures, optional with a project developer, for centralized, coordinated processing of the permit applications which state and local government now require for a developer's use of air, water and land. The Act is entitled the Environmental Coordination Procedures Act of 1973 (ECPA), which does not become operative until January 1, 1974. Since its procedures are optional with a project's developer, there is no absolute certainty at the date this article is released for publication that ECPA's coordination will ever be utilized.
Charles E. Corker & Richard W. Elliott,
The Environmental Coordination Procedures Act of 1973, or ECPA! ECPA! Rah, Rah, Rah!!,
49 Wash. L. Rev.
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