WSR 02-09-046

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

NATURAL RESOURCES

[ Order 708 -- Filed April 12, 2002, 3:54 p.m. ]

Title of Rule: Survey, plat and map filing and recording fees.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule amendment is to increase the fee, set in WAC 332-150-030, as directed by the Board of Natural Resources.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 58.24.070.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 58.24.070.

Summary: After fourteen years without an increase, it is now necessary to raise the fee $20 per recording to support the current program. An expedited implementation is appropriate because, over the last year, the primary interested parties, those paying the fee (land surveyors), and those collecting the fee (county auditors), were provided multiple opportunities for input through various open forum meetings and through other appropriate channels. The fee increase has been advertised through mailings and publications to these professional groups. The leadership of these groups have been in constant contact with DNR staff and have relayed information back to their constituents for review through their own channels and various meetings. Their input has been incorporated into the final decision.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The new fee level will generate sufficient revenue to the surveys and maps account to fund the Public Land Survey Office for several years.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Dave Steele, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, 98504-7060, (360) 902-1181.

Name of Proponent: Survey Advisory Board, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The purpose of this rule amendment is to increase the fee, set in WAC 332-150-030, as directed by the Board of Natural Resources. It will generate sufficient revenue to the surveys and maps account to fund the Public Land Survey Office for several years.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: It changes the fee from $26 per recorded survey map, to $46.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THE USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Dave Steele, Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 47060, Olympia, WA 98504-7060 , AND RECEIVED BY June 18, 2002.


April 12, 2002

Doug Sutherland

Commissioner of Public Lands


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 509, filed 7/14/87)

WAC 332-150-030   Filing and recording fees.   Effective ((July 26, 1987)) June 13, 2002, each county auditor shall collect the fee of ((twenty-six)) forty-six dollars per instrument in addition to any other fees required by law, as a condition precedent to the filing and recording of any surveys, subdivision plats, short plats or condominium surveys, plats or maps.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 58.24.070. 87-15-048 (Order 509), 332-150-030, filed 7/14/87. Statutory Authority: Chapter 58.24 RCW and 1982 c 165 7. 82-14-042 (Order 378), 332-150-030, filed 6/30/82.]

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