79A.50.090  <<  79A.50.100 >>   79A.50.110

State trust landsWithdrawalRevocation or modification of withdrawal when used for recreational purposesHearingNoticeBoard to determine most beneficial use in accordance with policy.

(1) A public hearing may be held prior to any withdrawal of state trust lands and shall be held prior to any revocation of withdrawal or modification of withdrawal of state trust lands used for recreational purposes by the department of natural resources or by other state agencies.
(2) The department shall cause notice of the withdrawal, revocation of withdrawal or modification of withdrawal of state trust lands as described in subsection (1) of this section to be published by advertisement once a week for four weeks prior to the public hearing in at least one newspaper published and of general circulation in the county or counties in which the state trust lands are situated, and by causing a copy of said notice to be posted in a conspicuous place in the department's Olympia office, in the district office in which the land is situated, and in the office of the county auditor in the county where the land is situated thirty days prior to the public hearing. The notice shall specify the time and place of the public hearing and shall describe with particularity each parcel of state trust lands involved in said hearing.
(3) The board of natural resources shall administer the hearing according to its prescribed rules and regulations.
(4) The board of natural resources shall determine the most beneficial use or combination of uses of the state trust lands. Its decision will be conclusive as to the matter: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That said decisions as to uses shall conform to applicable state plans and policy guidelines adopted by the department of commerce.


Explanatory statement2023 c 470: See note following RCW 10.99.030.
Purchase of withdrawn state trust lands by state parks and recreation commission: RCW 79A.05.210.
Reconveyance of state forestland to counties for park purposes: RCW 79.22.300 through 79.22.330.
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