WSR 24-02-012
[Filed December 21, 2023, 10:01 a.m.]
Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda for
January - June 2024
The forest practices board's (board) 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. Water Typing System. The board has been engaged in rule development to establish a permanent water typing system. The board may initiate rule making in May 2024.
2. Type Np Water Buffer. The board may initiate rule making in November 2024 on Type Np Water (nonfish perennial) riparian management zone buffers in chapter 222-30 WAC.
3. Northern Spotted Owl Safe Harbor Agreement. The board may begin the rule-making process in late 2024 to develop rules to implement SB 5390 that will allow the department of natural resources (DNR) to administer a voluntary programmatic safe harbor agreement for the Northern spotted owl.
4. Water Typing Lidar Map-based Model. The board confirmed a lidar map-based model as a goal for the permanent water typing system rule. The board may engage in rule making when there is sufficient statewide lidar coverage.
Contact Person: Patricia Anderson, FPB Rules Coordinator, DNR, Forest Practices Division, P.O. Box 47012, Olympia, WA 98504-7012, phone 360-890-0277, fax 360-902-1428, email