|SB 6632-S - DIGEST|
|(DIGEST OF PROPOSED 1ST SUBSTITUTE)|
Requires the department of enterprise services, in coordination with the department of natural resources, to use: (1) A request for information to a broad base of wildfire insurance carriers to gain an understanding of insurance requirements and data needed for an accurate quote; and
(2) A request for quote to a broad base of wildfire insurance carriers to discern how each carrier would meet the needs of the state and the cost of annual premiums.
Requires the department of natural resources to: (1) Develop a twenty-year strategic plan to treat the 2.7 million acres of state forestland identified by the department as being in poor forest health condition;
(2) Create a prescribed burn manager certification program for those who practice prescribed burning in the state;
(3) Update the smoke management plan, through a science-based stakeholder process that balances forest health and public health interests, and in consultation with the department of ecology, other relevant state and federal agencies, participating tribes, and public and private landowners engaged in silvicultural forest burning; and
(4) Provide water storage containers and hoses to local fire-prone communities and landowners to use to put out embers or fire brands that fall on their property.
Authorizes a local suppression entity that has satisfied certain prerequisites to contact the department of natural resources or the state fire marshal and request prepositioned fire suppression resources be provided in the jurisdiction of the requesting local suppression entity if a severity condition is declared for the area of request.
Creates the local wildland fire severity account.