79.15.070  <<  79.15.080 >>   79.15.090

Advertising sales of valuable materials.

(1) Sales, other than direct sales, appraised at an amount not exceeding two hundred fifty thousand dollars, when authorized by the board for sale, shall be advertised by publishing not less than ten days prior to sale a notice of such sale in a newspaper of general circulation located nearest to the property from which the valuable material is to be sold.
(2) Except as provided in RCW 79.15.050, all other proposed sales of valuable materials must be advertised through individual notice of sale and publication of a statewide list of sales.
(a) The notice of sale:
(i) Must specify the place, date, and time of sale, the appraised value thereof, and describe with particularity each parcel of land from which valuable materials are to be sold. The estimated volume will be identified and the terms of sale will be available in the region headquarters and the department's Olympia office;
(ii) May prescribe that the bid deposit required in RCW 79.15.110 be considered an opening bid;
(iii) May be advertised by newspaper or by other means of publishing the information such as on the internet; and
(iv) Must be posted in a conspicuous place in the department's Olympia office and in the region headquarters administering the sale, and in the office of the county auditor of the county where the material is located.
(b) The department shall print a list of all valuable material on public lands that are to be sold. The list should be organized by county and by alphabetical order.
(i) The list should be published in a pamphlet form, issued at least four weeks prior to the date of any sale and provide sale information to prospective buyers.
(ii) The department must retain for free distribution in the Olympia office and the region offices sufficient copies of the pamphlet, to be kept in a conspicuous place, and, when requested to do so, must mail copies of the pamphlet as issued to any requesting applicant.
(iii) The department may seek additional means of publishing the information in the pamphlet, such as on the internet, to increase the number of prospective buyers.
(3) The department is authorized to expend any sum in additional advertising of the sales as it deems necessary.


Intent2003 c 334: See note following RCW 79.02.010.
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