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PDFWAC 222-08-032

Function, organization, and office.

(1) The forest practices board was created by chapter 76.09 RCW to adopt forest practices rules as described in WAC 222-12-010.
(2) The board's membership as described in RCW 76.09.030(5), consists of thirteen members to include:
(a) The commissioner of public lands or the commissioner's designee;
(b) The director of the department of commerce or the director's designee;
(c) The director of the department of agriculture or the director's designee;
(d) The director of the department of ecology or the director's designee;
(e) The director of the department of fish and wildlife or the director's designee;
(f) An elected member of a county legislative authority appointed by the governor so long as that member serves as an elected official;
(g) A member representing a timber products union, appointed by the governor from a list of three names submitted by a timber labor coalition affiliated with a statewide labor organization that represents a majority of the timber product unions in the state; and
(h) Six members of the general public appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be a small forest landowner who actively manages his or her land, and one of whom shall be an independent logging contractor.
(3) The governor-appointed members are appointed to four-year terms.
(4) The commissioner of public lands or designee shall chair the board.
(5) General public members of the board, except public employees and elected officials, shall be compensated in accordance with RCW 43.03.250. Each member shall be entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.
(6) Staff support is provided to the board as provided in RCW 76.09.030 (5). Staff shall perform the following duties under the general authority and supervision of the board:
(a) Act as administrative arm of the board;
(b) Act as records officer to the board;
(c) Coordinate the policies and activities of the board; and
(d) Act as liaison between the board and other public agencies and stakeholders.
(7) The administrative office of the board is located at 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, Washington. The board may sit or hold hearings anywhere in the state. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays and during board meetings. The board may be contacted at:
Forest Practices Board
c/o Department of Natural Resources
Forest Practices Division
P.O. Box 47012
Olympia, WA 98504-7012
Phone: 360-902-1400
(8) Any person may contact the board as indicated in subsection (7) of this section to obtain information on board activities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040. WSR 21-06-020, § 222-08-032, filed 2/22/21, effective 3/25/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-07-012, § 222-08-032, filed 3/9/18, effective 4/9/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040 and 76.09.370. WSR 13-01-007, § 222-08-032, filed 12/6/12, effective 1/6/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040. WSR 08-24-011, amended and recodified as § 222-08-032, filed 11/21/08, effective 12/22/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220, 42.17.250, 42.17.260, and 76.09.040. WSR 04-05-122, amended and recodified as § 222-08-150, filed 2/18/04, effective 3/20/04. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW, RCW 76.09.040, [76.09.]050, [76.09.]370, 76.13.120(9). WSR 01-12-042, § 222-08-030, filed 5/30/01, effective 7/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040, 76.09.170 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 94-01-134, § 222-08-030, filed 12/20/93, effective 1/1/94; Order 263, § 222-08-030, filed 6/16/76.]
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