WSR 10-14-038

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

FOREST PRACTICES BOARD


[ Filed June 28, 2010, 3:27 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Notice of forest practices to affected Indian tribes, WAC 222-20-120.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 76.09.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board is considering rule making to clarify ambiguous language and to resolve issues with the rule's landowner-tribe meeting requirement and tribal sovereignty.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Rule development is to occur in a consensus process and include interested landowners, state agencies, and tribal representatives. The board will also solicit input from counties of the state and the Washington department of fish and wildlife per RCW 76.09.040(2), and also Indian tribes, to provide early input prior to filing the CR-102, Proposed rule making under RCW 34.05.310.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by commenting to Patricia Anderson, Forest Practices Board Rules Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division, 1111 Washington Street S.E., 4th Floor, P.O. Box 47012, Olympia, WA 98504-7012, fax (360) 902-1428, e-mail forest.practicesboard@dnr.wa.gov.

June 28, 2010

Peter Goldmark

Chair

Washington State Code Reviser's Office