WSR 98-01-219

EXPEDITED ADOPTION

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

[Order 97-41--Filed December 24, 1997, 10:30 a.m.]

Title of Rule: Certain parts of the forest practices rules, Title 222 WAC, are adopted by reference via forest practices rules and regulations to protect water quality, chapter 173-202 WAC.

Purpose: To make nonsubstantial, editorial corrections to chapter 173-202 WAC consistent with Title 222 WAC corrections proposed by the Forest Practices Board.

Other Identifying Information: The Department of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Forest Practices Board, adopted December 3, 1997, by expedited rule making to make changes in the sections listed in the left column below. The sections in the right column are ones ecology can adopt by reference under chapter 173-202 WAC.

Forest Practices Board Department of Ecology

WAC 222-08-035 WAC 222-08-035

WAC 222-10-040

WAC 222-12-040 WAC 222-12-040

WAC 222-12-046

WAC 222-12-050

WAC 222-12-090 WAC 222-12-090

WAC 222-16-010 WAC 222-16-010

WAC 222-16-030 WAC 222-16-030

WAC 222-16-035

WAC 222-16-050 WAC 222-16-050

WAC 222-16-070

WAC 222-16-080

WAC 222-20-060

WAC 222-22-020

WAC 222-22-040

WAC 222-22-050

WAC 222-22-080

WAC 222-22-090

WAC 222-24-030 WAC 222-24-030 (2), (4), (5), (6), (8), (9), (10)

WAC 222-24-040 WAC 222-24-040 (1), (2), (3), (4)

WAC 222-24-050 WAC 222-24-050

WAC 222-30-020 WAC 222-30-020 (2), (3)(c), (3)(e), (4), (5), (6), (7)

WAC 222-30-050 WAC 222-30-050 (1), (2), (3), (4)

WAC 222-30-060 WAC 222-30-060 (1), (2), (3), (4)(c)

WAC 222-30-070 WAC 222-30-070 (1), (2), (4), (6), (7), (8)

WAC 222-30-100 WAC 222-30-100 (1)(c), (4), (5)

WAC 222-38-020 WAC 222-38-020

WAC 222-46-030

WAC 222-50-020

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 90.48.420, 76.09.040, [76.09.]050 and chapter 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 90.48 RCW.

Summary: Adopt by reference certain corrections to Title 222 WAC including replacing references to the Department of Fisheries with references to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, removing redundant language, updating of references, correction of a document citation, reformatting a table, removing a section whose time line had elapsed.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clarifies and updates this regulation.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Doug Rushton, 300 Desmond Drive, Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 407-6180; Implementation and Enforcement: Dick Wallace, 300 Desmond Drive, Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 407-6489.

Name of Proponent: Department of Ecology, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Adopt by reference nonsubstantial, editorial corrections to Title 222 WAC including replacing references to the Department of Fisheries with references to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, removing redundant language, updating of references, correction of a document citation, reformatting a table, removing a section that had an expiration date that had elapsed. Adoption of these changes in late 1997 will allow them to be incorporated into the new edition of the Forest Practices Rule Book, which will be published in early 1998. This will provide an accurate, up-to-date publication to the public.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above explanation which lists the specific parts of the WAC affected.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADOPTED USING 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 THIS RULE BEING ADOPTED USING THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Jerry Thielen, Rules Coordinator, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600 AND RECEIVED BY February 21, 1998.

December 22, 1997

Daniel J. Silver

Deputy Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-17-011, filed 8/8/94, effective 9/8/94)

WAC 173-202-020 Certain WAC sections adopted by reference. The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code existing on ((September 15, 1994)) December 3, 1997, are hereby adopted by reference as part of this chapter in all respects as though the sections were set forth herein in full:

WAC 222-08-035--Continuing review of forest practices regulations.

WAC 222-12-010--Authority.

WAC 222-12-040--Alternate plans.

WAC 222-12-045--Adaptive management.

WAC 222-12-046--Cumulative effect

WAC 222-12-070--Enforcement policy.

WAC 222-12-090--Forest practices board manual.

WAC 222-16-010--General definitions.

WAC 222-16-030--Water typing system.

WAC 222-16-035--Wetland typing system.

WAC 222-16-050 (1)(a), (1)(e), (1)(h), (1)(i), (3)(b), (3)(c), (3)(d), (3)(e), (3)(f), (3)(n), (3)(o), (3)(p), (4)(c), (4)(d), (4)(e), (5)(b), (5)(c), (5)(d), (5)(e), (5)(f), (5)(h), (5)(n)--Classes of forest practices.

WAC 222-16-070--Pesticide uses with the potential for a substantial impact on the environment.

WAC 222-22-010--Policy.

WAC 222-22-020--Watershed administrative units.

WAC 222-22-030--Qualification of watershed resource analysts, specialists, and field managers.

WAC 222-22-040--Watershed prioritization.

WAC 222-22-050--Level 1 watershed resource assessment.

WAC 222-22-060--Level 2 watershed resource assessment.

WAC 222-22-070--Prescription recommendation.

WAC 222-22-080--Approval of watershed analysis.

WAC 222-22-090--Use and review of watershed analysis.

WAC 222-22-100--Application review prior to watershed analysis.

WAC 222-24-010--Policy.

WAC 222-24-020 (2), (3), (4), (6)--Road location.

WAC 222-24-025 (2), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10)--Road design.

WAC 222-24-030 (2), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9)--Road construction.

WAC 222-24-035 (1), (2)(c), (2)(d), (2)(e), (2)(f)--Landing location and construction.

WAC 222-24-040 (1), (2), (3), (4)--Water crossing structures.

WAC 222-24-050--Road maintenance.

WAC 222-24-060 (1), (2), (3), (6)--Rock quarries, gravel pits, borrow pits, and spoil disposal areas.

WAC 222-30-010--Policy--Timber harvesting.

WAC 222-30-020 (2), (3), (4), (5), (7)(a), (7)(e), (7)(f), (8)(c)--Harvest unit planning and design.

WAC 222-30-025--Green-up: Even-aged harvest size and timing.

WAC 222-30-030--Stream bank integrity.

WAC 222-30-040--Shade requirements to maintain stream temperature.

WAC 222-30-050 (1), (2), (3)--Felling and bucking.

WAC 222-30-060 (1), (2), (3), (5)(c)--Cable yarding.

WAC 222-30-070 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (7), (8), (9)--Tractor and wheeled skidding systems.

WAC 222-30-080 (1), (2)--Landing cleanup.

WAC 222-30-100 (1)(a), (1)(c), (4), (5)--Slash disposal.

WAC 222-34-040--Site preparation and rehabilitation.

WAC 222-38-010--Policy--Forest chemicals.

WAC 222-38-020--Handling, storage, and application of pesticides.

WAC 222-38-030--Handling, storage, and application of fertilizers.

WAC 222-38-040--Handling, storage, and application of other forest chemicals.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.48.420 and 76.09.040. 94-17-011, 173-202-020, filed 8/8/94, effective 9/8/94; 93-11-062, 173-202-020, filed 5/13/93, effective 6/13/93; 93-01-091 (Order 92-51), 173-202-020, filed 12/16/92, effective 1/16/93. Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.48 and 76.09 RCW. 92-14-098, 173-202-020, filed 6/30/92, effective 8/1/92. Statutory Authority: Chapter 76.09 RCW. 88-22-030 (Order 88-19), 173-202-020, filed 10/27/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040. 87-23-017 (Order 87-5), 173-202-020, filed 11/10/87, effective 1/1/88; 83-15-045 (Order DE 82-37), 173-202-020, filed 7/19/83; Order DE 76-32, 173-202-020, filed 7/13/76.]

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