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WAC 332-20-220

Grazing permits—Fees—Annual adjustments.

A fee will be charged for the grazing of all livestock on state lands. The grazing fee will be determined by use of a formula indicated below. The fees so established shall be adjusted annually by relation to market prices of livestock for the previous year. Further adjustments in the formula may be made by the department as additional information or changing conditions require.
Grazing fee formula:
L x S x G x P+ A
(1+ LHT)
= AUM Fee
 
AUM Fee x Unit Equivalent x M = AUM Charge
Symbol explanation:
L -
 
Proportion of average stockman's investment assigned to land.
S -
 
Landlord's fair share of land income.
G -
 
Average pound gain in livestock weight for permitted grazing season, cattle and sheep to be separately computed.
P -
 
Average past year's selling price of livestock per pound from the reports of the Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
LHT -
 
The leasehold tax as established by law and administered by the state department of revenue.
M -
 
Number of months in permitted grazing season.
A -
 
Permittee's share of assessments on permit range lands.
AUM Fee -
 
Fee to be charged per animal unit month of grazing.
For purposes of unit equivalent per animal, the following ratios will apply:
Cattle:
Cow and calf
1.0 Animal Unit
 
Cow
1.0
 
Bull
1.0
 
Yearling
.66
 
Fall calf
.5
 
Two year old
1.0
 
Horses
1.5
Sheep:
Ewe and one lamb
1.0 Sheep Unit
 
Ewe and twin lambs
1.2
 
Ram
1.0
 
Ewe
1.0
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79.28.050 and 79.28.040. WSR 83-21-018 (Order 402), § 332-20-220, filed 10/7/83; Rules (part), filed 12/3/63; Permit Range Regulations § IV (part), effective 6/1/59.]
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