WSR 16-07-004
[Filed March 3, 2016, 2:20 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend chapter 222-08 WAC, Practices and procedures.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 76.09.040 and 76.09.370.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board has identified a need to develop a process to ensure that submissions of information on action items are delivered to the board with adequate time for review prior to its meetings.
Receiving late submissions on decision items may create inconsistent processing and delivery to board members, further limiting their ability to use information submitted late. The board's work is complex and requires time for board members to consult with their staff in preparation for important decisions. The board seeks to develop a process that works for its members, staff, other agencies, and the public so that information may be received and reviewed in a timely manner prior to taking action.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The board will request input from interested stakeholders in the development of rule language.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by mailing, faxing, or e-mailing comments to Patricia Anderson, Forest Practices Board, Rules Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division, 1111 Washington Street S.E., 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 47012, Olympia, WA 98504-7012, fax (360) 902-1428, e-mail
February 24, 2016
Stephen Bernath