WSR 11-15-062

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

NATURAL RESOURCES

[ Filed July 19, 2011, 8:29 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 332-24-221 Specific rules for burning that requires a written burning permit. The purpose of this rule making is to implement 2ESHB 1087 as it relates to burning permit fees on lands protected by the department of natural resources (DNR).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 76.04.205 and 70.94.6534.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Burning permit fees will be increased to cover more of the expenses required to administer the program, consistent with the directives in 2ESHB 1087 approved by the 2011 legislature.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: RCW 76.04.205 and 70.94.6534 direct the department to regulate burning on forestlands where DNR has fire protection responsibility. No other federal or state agencies regulate burning on lands protected by DNR.

Process for Developing New Rule: DNR will contact stakeholders, and affected parties and entities to solicit their participation in the rule development process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Darrel Johnston, Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 47037, Olympia, WA 98504-7037, (360) 902-2112, e-mail darrel.johnston@dnr.wa.gov.

July 15, 2011

Randy Acker

Deputy Supervisor

Washington State Code Reviser's Office