March 17, 2012
Public hearings on Forestry Riparian Easement Program proposed rules changes
Program compensates small forest landowners for impact of state forestry riparian protection regulations
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Forest Practices Board (FPB) will hold two public hearings regarding proposed changes to state’s Forestry Riparian Easement Program rule. At each of the hearings, the Forest Practices Board will take public comment on the proposed rule changes and the economic analysis.
|Who: ||Forest Practices Board|
|What: ||Public hearings on proposed rule changes |
March 27, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Spokane Public Library
906 West Main, Room 1A
Spokane, WA 99201
March 29, 2012
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
420 W. Walnut, Hanson Board Room
Centralia, WA 98531
|Why: ||The public is invited to comment on the proposed changes to Chapter 222-21 WAC (Washington Administrative Code), which guides small forest landowners’ forestry activities on their lands.|
Comment deadline is March 30, 2012
Send written comments no later than March 30, 2012, to:
Patricia Anderson, FPB Rules Coordinator
Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices Division
PO Box 47012
Olympia, WA 98504-7012
Or E-mail: email@example.com
For assistance for persons with disabilities contact:
Forest Practices Division
360-902-1400 or TDD: 360-902-1125
The proposal will amend Chapter 222-21 WAC, Small Forest Landowner Forestry Riparian Easement Program, to modify rules according to recent changes in law. The proposed rules include changes in eligibility and compensation criteria, as well as clarifications throughout the chapter including those related to documentation, application, and valuation.
The direct link to information about the upcoming hearings and the proposed rule changes is:
Protecting the public’s natural resources
Along with the state land management roles, DNR administers the state Forest Practices Rules on 12 million acres of private and state-owned forestlands, regulates surface mining reclamation and forest debris burning, and provides wildfire protection for 12.7 million acres of tribal, private, and state-owned forests.
Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149; Bob.Redling@dnr.wa.gov
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