The Protection Division Manager: protects fish life using WDFW's Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) permitting authority. Under state law, WDFW is charged with preserving, protecting and perpetuating all fish and shellfish resources of the state. To achieve this mission, the Legislature passed a law in 1943, known as the Hydraulic Code. This law requires WDFW to protect fish life by authorizing construction activities or other work in or near state waters in an HPA. The HPA protects fish life by avoiding and minimizing habitat damage or compensating for habitat loss. You will ensure that WDFW complies with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The Act provides citizens of the state a way to protect their environment. And provide clear gui

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