WSR 99-04-017



[ Filed January 22, 1999, 3:05 p.m. ]

The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 458-12-315 Timber and forest products--Valuation and 458-12-320 Timber and forest products--Ownership--Roads.

Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.

Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.

Address Your Objection to: Alan R. Lynn, Department of Revenue, Legislation and Policy Division, P.O. Box 47467, Olympia, WA 98504-7467, fax (360) 664-0693.

Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: WAC 458-12-315 and 458-12-320 provide limited information, incorrect cites to statutes or other rules, and do not reflect current law.

WAC 458-12-315 refers to RCW 84.40.030, which was amended and no longer provides information addressing the valuation of standing timber. The rule also refers to RCW 84.40.034, which was repealed. It discusses how the value of logs is determined by log market data, information currently provided in the stumpage value tables that the department publishes twice a year (WAC 458-40-660). The information provided by WAC 458-12-320 is of limited value. This rule also refers to WAC 458-12-325, which was previously repealed.

January 22, 1999

Claire Hesselholt, Rules Manager

Legislation and Policy Division

Washington State Code Reviser's Office