WSR 11-17-095

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

FOREST PRACTICES BOARD


[ Filed August 22, 2011, 11:22 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: TITLE 222 WAC, pertaining to the forestry riparian easement program (FREP).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 76.09.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The 2011 legislature passed ESHB 1509 amending chapter 76.13 RCW which established the forestry riparian easement program. Rule amendments will reflect changes in the statute.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The board will request input from interested stakeholders in the development of rule language. The board will seek agreement from the department of ecology, and solicit input from counties, the Washington department of fish and wildlife, and tribes pursuant to RCW 76.09.040(2).

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Mail, fax, or e-mail comments to Patricia Anderson, Forest Practices Board, Rules Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division, P.O. Box 47012, Olympia, WA 98504-7012, fax (360) 902-1428, e-mail forest.practicesboard@dnr.wa.gov.

August 10, 2011

B. Moran

Chair

Washington State Code Reviser's Office