(1) The responsible official shall be designated as follows:
(b) For all proposals for which the county is the lead agency, the responsible official shall make the threshold determination, supervise scoping and preparation of any EIS, and perform any other functions assigned to the "lead agency" or "responsible official" by those sections of the SEPA rules that are adopted by reference in this title.
(2) The department shall be responsible for the preparation of written comments for the county in response to a consultation request prior to a threshold determination, participation in scoping, or reviewing a draft EIS. All consultation requests shall be forwarded to the department who shall distribute them to appropriate departments with expertise or jurisdiction for their timely preparation of written responses.
(3) Departments when responding to consultation requests from a lead agency through the department pursuant to subsection (1)(b) of this section, or from a lead department where the county is the lead agency, shall provide to the director or lead department in writing such responsive data, comments, information, test results, and other material which it possesses relevant to its area of jurisdiction or expertise. (Added by Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 15-064, Mar. 30, 2016, Eff date Apr. 11, 2016).