WSR 13-14-024
[Filed June 24, 2013, 3:18 p.m.]
Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda for Publication in the Washington State Register Pursuant to RCW 34.05.314
July - December 2013
The forest practices board's mandate is to adopt rules to protect the state's public resources while maintaining a viable forest products industry. The following rule proposals are under development or are anticipated during this time period. There may be additional rule-making activity not on the agenda as conditions warrant.
1. Forest practices hydraulic projects. The board will consider rule adoption at its August meeting to incorporate the fish protection standards in the hydraulic code rules into the forest practices rules. This rule making also includes changes to rules to clarify that forest biomass harvest is a forest practices activity.
2. WAC 222-16-080 Critical habitats (state) of threatened and endangered species. The board has put this rule making on hold until 2014.
3. WAC 222-12-045 Adaptive management. The board will consider rule adoption at its August meeting to amend rules that will reform the adaptive management program as a result of the settlement agreement on the forest practices habitat conservation plan.
Contact Person: Patricia Anderson, FPB Rules Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division, P.O. Box 47012, Olympia, WA 98504-7012, phone (360) 902-1413, fax (360) 902-1428, e-mail