PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
[Filed January 24, 2020, 1:57 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-40-660 Timber excise tax—Stumpage value tables—Stumpage value adjustments.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 84.33.091
requires the department of revenue to revise the stumpage value tables every six months. The department establishes stumpage value tables to apprise timber harvesters of the timber values used to calculate the timber excise tax. The department anticipates amending WAC 458-40-660 to provide valuations for the 2nd half of 2020.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brenton Madison, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, phone 360-534-1583, fax 360-534-1606, TTY 800-833-6384, email BrentonM@dor.wa.gov, website dor.wa.gov.
Additional comments: A preliminary draft of possible rule changes will be available upon request shortly before the public meeting.
Written comments may be submitted by mail or email and should be directed to Brenton Madison, using one of the contact methods above.
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting, on April 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
Public Meeting Location: Conference Room 114A, 6400 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501.
January 24, 2020