Rule Making

Rules outline a state agency's policies and procedures when the rule involves the public or regulates an activity. DNR adopts, amends or appeals rules following the steps identified in the Washington Administrative Procedures Act Chapter 34.05 RCW, which also ensures public participation before a rule or law is approved. DNR registers its rulemaking activities once every six months in the form of a proposed rulemaking agenda.
DNR Current Rulemaking Activity

Proposed Rulemaking: Chapter 332-10, Public Records- Department of Natural Resources and Board of Natural Resources

Emergency Rulemaking: Public Records Fees

Proposed Rulemaking: Topographic Maps Requirements


Proposed Rulemaking: Small Works Roster