222-12-030 - Application information and classes of forest practices

222-12-030. Application information and classes of forest practices

Forest practices are divided into four classes as specified by RCW 76.09.050 and described in WAC 222-16-050. Review periods and application and notification requirements differ as follows:

(1) Class I forest practices require no application or notification, but do require compliance with all other forest practices rules.

(2) Class II forest practices require a notification to the department, and may begin five calendar days (or such lesser time as the department may determine) after receipt of a complete notification by the department.

(3) Class III forest practices must be approved or disapproved within thirty or fewer calendar days of receipt of a complete application by the department. The department is directed to approve or disapprove within fourteen calendar days Class III applications not requiring additional field review. Exceptions are:

(a) Multiyear applications must be approved or disapproved within forty-five days of receipt of a complete application by the department.

(b) Small forest landowner long-term applications are reviewed in two steps as described in WAC 222-20-016.

(c) Applications including the project types listed in WAC 222-20-017(4)(b), concurrence review, must be approved or disapproved within sixty days of receipt of a complete application by the department.

(4) Class IV forest practices are divided into "Class IV-special," and "Class IV-general," and must be approved or disapproved within thirty calendar days of receipt of a complete application by the department. Exceptions are:

(a) Small forest landowner long-term applications are reviewed in two steps as described in WAC 222-20-016.

(b) Applications including the project types listed in WAC 222-20-017(4)(b), concurrence review, must be approved or disapproved within sixty days of receipt of a complete application by the department.

(c) If a detailed environmental statement is necessary, additional time for approval or disapproval as specified in RCW 76.09.050 will be required.

(5) In certain emergencies as defined in RCW 76.09.060(7), the application or notification may be submitted within forty-eight hours after commencement of the practice.

(Amended by WSR 21-06-020, Filed 2/22/2021, effective 3/25/2021)

Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040(3). WSR 13-21-032, § 222-12-030, filed 10/8/13, effective 12/30/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040, 76.09.010(2)(d). WSR 07-20-044, § 222-12-030, filed 9/26/07, effective 10/27/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW, RCW 76.09.040, [76.09.]050, [76.09.]370, 76.13.120(9). WSR 01-12-042, § 222-12-030, filed 5/30/01, effective 7/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040. WSR 87-23-036 (Order 535), § 222-12-030, filed 11/16/87, effective 1/1/88; Order 263, § 222-12-030, filed 6/16/76. WSR 13-21-003, § 222-12-030, filed 10/3/2013, effective 11/3/2013

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