ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6839


                                                            AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


                                                                            C 277 L 90



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Senator Barr



Read first time 1/30/90 and referred to Committee on  Environment & Natural Resources.



AN ACT Relating to the protection of the Kettle River; creating new sections; and making an appropriation.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  LEGISLATIVE FINDING‑-PURPOSE.          It is the intent of the legislature to encourage the communities of this state to join on a regional basis in order to implement the declared policy of this state that rivers of the state which, with their immediate environs, possess outstanding natural, scenic, historic, ecological, and recreational values of present and future benefit to the public shall be preserved in as natural condition as practical.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  KETTLE RIVER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.          In accordance with the purpose of this act and pursuant to the applicable provisions of chapter 39.34 RCW, the commissioners of the counties of Ferry and Stevens of the state of Washington, in consideration for the appropriation granted under section 3 of this act, shall agree to adopt and implement a management program for lands on that section of the Kettle River flowing through or adjacent to the counties of Ferry and Stevens of the state of Washington, which river section possesses the characteristics under section 1 of this act.  To the extent requested by the counties, the state parks and recreation commission shall provide technical assistance in the development of the management program.  The counties shall submit an agreed upon program to the commission no later than January 1, 1991, for review and comment.  The state parks and recreation commission shall review and provide comments on the program no later than March 31, 1991.  After receiving comments from the commission, the counties shall adopt a final management program no later than June 30, 1991.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.  DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION‑-APPROPRIATION.   There is hereby appropriated from the general fund to the parks and recreation commission the sum of thirty thousand dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, for the biennium ending June 30, 1991, to provide for the purpose of providing the counties of Ferry and Stevens with amounts necessary to offset the costs of establishing a joint Kettle River management program.  The commission may retain up to ten percent of the appropriated amount to offset administrative costs and costs associated with providing technical assistance.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 4.     Captions as used in this act do not constitute any part of the law.

                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate March 6, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                      Passed the House February 28, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.