PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
[Filed February 5, 2019, 4:23 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-40-660 Timber excise tax—Stumpage value tables.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 84.33.091
requires the department of revenue to revise the stumpage value tables every six months. The department establishes stumpage value tables to apprise timber harvesters of the timber values used to calculate the timber excise tax. The department anticipates amending WAC 458-40-660 to provide valuations for the second half of 2019.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brenton Madison, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, phone 360-534-1583, fax 360-534-1606, TTY 800-833-6384, email BrentonM@dor.wa.gov.
Additional comments: A preliminary draft of possible rule changes will be available upon request shortly before the public meeting.
Written comments may be submitted by mail and should be directed to Brenton Madison at email firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing address ITA Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453.
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting on April 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
Public Meeting Location: Conference Room 114B, 6400 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501.
February 5, 2019
Erin T. Lopez