WSR 97-02-065

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

[Filed December 31, 1996, 9:34 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 31, 1996.

Purpose: WAC 458-40-540 adjusts the forest land values in accordance with the statutory formula found in RCW 84.33.120. These land values are used by the county assessors in assessing property tax for 1997.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 458-40-540.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 82.32.330.

Other Authority: RCW 84.33.096.

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: The amendment of this rule needs to take place by January 1, 1997, as required by law (RCW 84.33.120).

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

December 31, 1996

Russell W. Brubaker

Assistant Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-02-055, filed 12/29/95, effective 1/1/96)

WAC 458-40-540 Forest land values--((1996)) 1997. The forest land values, per acre, for each grade of forest land for the ((1996)) 1997 assessment year are determined to be as follows:

((1996))

1997

land operability values

grade class rounded

1 (($220)) $232

1 2 ((215)) 226

3 ((204)) 215

4 ((148)) 156

1 ((186)) 196

2 2 ((179)) 188

3 ((171)) 180

4 ((124)) 131

1 ((145)) 153

3 2 ((141)) 148

3 ((139)) 146

4 ((106)) 112

1 ((110)) 116

4 2 ((107)) 113

3 ((106)) 112

4 ((81)) 85

1 ((80)) 84

5 2 ((74)) 78

3 ((73)) 77

4 ((48)) 51

1 ((41)) 43

6 2 ((37)) 39

3 ((37)) 39

4 ((35)) 37

1 ((20)) 21

7 2 ((20)) 21

3 ((19)) 20

4 ((19)) 20

8 1





[Statutory Authority: RCW 82.32.330, 84.33.096 and 84.33.120. 96-02-055, 458-40-540, filed 12/29/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 82.32.300 and 84.33.120. 95-02-039, 458-40-540, filed 12/30/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 82.32.300. 94-02-046, 458-40-540, filed 12/30/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 84.33.120. 93-02-024, 458-40-540, filed 12/31/92, effective 1/1/93; 91-24-026, 458-40-540, filed 11/26/91, effective 1/1/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 84.33.120 and 84.08.010. 90-24-012, 458-40-540, filed 11/27/90, effective 12/28/90; 89-23-095, 458-40-540, filed 11/21/89, effective 12/22/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 84.33.120 and 84.33.130. 88-23-055 (Order FT-88-3), 458-40-540, filed 11/15/88; 87-22-068 (Order FT-87-3), 458-40-540, filed 11/4/87. Statutory Authority: Chapter 84.33 RCW. 87-02-023 (Order 86-4), 458-40-540, filed 12/31/86.]

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