Geothermal Land Use in Washington
State Land Use Process
Land use planning in Washington is primarily delegated to municipalities. The Planning Enabling Act (RCW 36.70) mandates regional planning at the county-level. Through the regional planning process, counties adopt comprehensive regional plans. RCW 36.70.320. Developers will be required to comply with any local land use plans during their project.
Policies & Regulations
- An Introduction to Electric Power Transmission
- Environmental Recommendations for Transmission Planning
- Washington Energy Facility Site Evalutation Council - Siting and Review Process