WSR 97-13-036

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

[Order 97-13--Filed June 13, 1997, 10:47 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: June 12, 1997.

Purpose: Readopt emergency rule revising forest practices rules definitions of type 2 and 3 streams to protect riparian areas and water quality upstream of fish hatchery intakes. Forest practices rule changes (WAC 222-16-030) are incorporated by reference, pursuant to WAC 173-202-020, Washington forest practices rules and regulations to protect water quality.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 173-202-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 90.48.420 and 76.09.040.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: This is a readoption of an emergency stream typing rule filed as WSR 97-05-039. Studies show many streams are incorrectly typed, resulting in inadequate protection of aquatic resources. Emergency rule will correct that deficiency and provide needed protection as required by federal and state law. Immediate amendment of this rule is necessary for general public welfare and observing notice/comment requirements as in a permanent rule would be contrary to public interest. Developed by TFW policy to be copromulgated by the Forest Practices Board and the department.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

June 12, 1997

Tom Fitzsimmons

Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-17-011, filed 8/8/94, effective 9/8/94)

WAC 173-202-020 Certain WAC sections adopted by reference. The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code existing on ((September 15, 1994)) March 18, 1997, are hereby adopted by reference as part of this chapter in all respects as though the sections were set forth herein in full:

WAC 222-08-035--Continuing review of forest practices regulations.

WAC 222-12-010--Authority.

WAC 222-12-040--Alternate plans.

WAC 222-12-045--Adaptive management.

WAC 222-12-046--Cumulative effect

WAC 222-12-070--Enforcement policy.

WAC 222-12-090--Forest practices board manual.

WAC 222-16-010--General definitions.

WAC 222-16-030--Water typing system.

WAC 222-16-035--Wetland typing system.

WAC 222-16-050 (1)(a), (1)(e), (1)(h), (1)(i), (3)(b), (3)(c), (3)(d), (3)(e), (3)(f), (3)(n), (3)(o), (3)(p), (4)(c), (4)(d), (4)(e), (5)(b), (5)(c), (5)(d), (5)(e), (5)(f), (5)(h), (5)(n)--Classes of forest practices.

WAC 222-16-070--Pesticide uses with the potential for a substantial impact on the environment.

WAC 222-22-010--Policy.

WAC 222-22-020--Watershed administrative units.

WAC 222-22-030--Qualification of watershed resource analysts, specialists, and field managers.

WAC 222-22-040--Watershed prioritization.

WAC 222-22-050--Level 1 watershed resource assessment.

WAC 222-22-060--Level 2 watershed resource assessment.

WAC 222-22-070--Prescription recommendation.

WAC 222-22-080--Approval of watershed analysis.

WAC 222-22-090--Use and review of watershed analysis.

WAC 222-22-100--Application review prior to watershed analysis.

WAC 222-24-010--Policy.

WAC 222-24-020 (2), (3), (4), (6)--Road location.

WAC 222-24-025 (2), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10)--Road design.

WAC 222-24-030 (2), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9)--Road construction.

WAC 222-24-035 (1), (2)(c), (2)(d), (2)(e), (2)(f)--Landing location and construction.

WAC 222-24-040 (1), (2), (3), (4)--Water crossing structures.

WAC 222-24-050--Road maintenance.

WAC 222-24-060 (1), (2), (3), (6)--Rock quarries, gravel pits, borrow pits, and spoil disposal areas.

WAC 222-30-010--Policy--Timber harvesting.

WAC 222-30-020 (2), (3), (4), (5), (7)(a), (7)(e), (7)(f), (8)(c)--Harvest unit planning and design.

WAC 222-30-025--Green-up: Even-aged harvest size and timing.

WAC 222-30-030--Stream bank integrity.

WAC 222-30-040--Shade requirements to maintain stream temperature.

WAC 222-30-050 (1), (2), (3)--Felling and bucking.

WAC 222-30-060 (1), (2), (3), (5)(c)--Cable yarding.

WAC 222-30-070 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (7), (8), (9)--Tractor and wheeled skidding systems.

WAC 222-30-080 (1), (2)--Landing cleanup.

WAC 222-30-100 (1)(a), (1)(c), (4), (5)--Slash disposal.

WAC 222-34-040--Site preparation and rehabilitation.

WAC 222-38-010--Policy--Forest chemicals.

WAC 222-38-020--Handling, storage, and application of pesticides.

WAC 222-38-030--Handling, storage, and application of fertilizers.

WAC 222-38-040--Handling, storage, and application of other forest chemicals.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.48.420 and 76.09.040. 94-17-011, 173-202-020, filed 8/8/94, effective 9/8/94; 93-11-062, 173-202-020, filed 5/13/93, effective 6/13/93; 93-01-091 (Order 92-51), 173-202-020, filed 12/16/92, effective 1/16/93. Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.48 and 76.09 RCW. 92-14-098, 173-202-020, filed 6/30/92, effective 8/1/92. Statutory Authority: Chapter 76.09 RCW. 88-22-030 (Order 88-19), 173-202-020, filed 10/27/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040. 87-23-017 (Order 87-5), 173-202-020, filed 11/10/87, effective 1/1/88; 83-15-045 (Order DE 82-37), 173-202-020, filed 7/19/83; Order DE 76-32, 173-202-020, filed 7/13/76.]

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