79.22.060  <<  79.22.070 >>   79.22.080

Forest and land managementRulesPenalty.

(1) State forestlands shall be logged, protected, and cared for in such manner as to ensure natural reforestation of such lands, and to that end the department shall have power, and it shall be its duty to adopt rules, and amendments thereto, governing logging operations on such areas, and to embody in any contract for the sale of timber on such areas, such conditions as it shall deem advisable, with respect to methods of logging, disposition of slashings, and debris, and protection and promotion of new forests. All such rules, or amendments thereto, shall be adopted by the department under chapter 34.05 RCW.
(2)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, any violation of any rule adopted by the department under the authority of this section is a gross misdemeanor.
(b) The department may specify by rule, when not inconsistent with applicable statutes, that violation of a specific rule is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[ 2003 c 334 s 222; 2003 c 53 s 369; 2000 c 11 s 10; 1988 c 128 s 33; 1987 c 380 s 17; 1927 c 288 s 3, part (adding a new section to 1923 c 154 s 3a); RRS s 5812-3a. Prior: 1921 c 169 s 2. Formerly RCW 76.12.140.]


Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2003 c 53 s 369 and by 2003 c 334 s 222, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
Intent2003 c 334: See note following RCW 79.02.010.
IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.
Effective date1987 c 380: See RCW 7.84.900.
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group