Chapter 76.04 RCW

FOREST PROTECTION

Sections

ADMINISTRATION
76.04.005Definitions.
76.04.015Fire protection powers and duties of departmentEnforcementInvestigationAdministration.
76.04.016Fire prevention and suppression capacityDuties owed to public in generalLegislative intent.
76.04.021Department must accommodate livestock owner's request to retrieve or care for animals at risk due to a wildfireLiability.
76.04.025Federal funds.
76.04.035WardensAppointmentDuties.
76.04.045RangersAppointmentEx officio rangersCompensation.
76.04.055Service of notices.
76.04.065Arrests without warrants.
76.04.075RulesPenalty.
76.04.085Penalty for violations.
76.04.095Cooperative protection.
76.04.105Contracts for protection and development.
76.04.115Articles of incorporationRequirements.
76.04.125Requisites of contract.
76.04.135Cooperative agreementsPublic agenciesTransfer of ownership of department-owned firefighting vehicle, procedure.
76.04.155FirefightingEmploymentAssistance.
76.04.165Legislative declarationForest protection zones.
76.04.167Legislative declarationEquitable sharing of forest fire protection costsCoordinated forest fire protection and suppression.
76.04.175Fire suppression equipmentComparison of costs.
76.04.177Fire suppression equipmentRequirement to utilize private equipment.
76.04.179Wildland fire advisory committee.
76.04.181Maximizing the utilization of local fire suppression assetsDepartment's duty.
76.04.183Prescribed burn manager certification programRule-making authority.
PERMITS
76.04.205Burning permits.
76.04.215Burning mill wood wasteArresters.
76.04.235Dumping mill waste, forest debrisPenalty.
76.04.246Use of blasting fuse.
CLOSURES/SUSPENSIONS
76.04.305Closed to entryDesignation.
76.04.315Suspension of burning permits/privileges.
76.04.325Closure of forest operations or forestlands.
FIRE PROTECTION REGULATION
76.04.405Steam, internal combustion, or electrical engines and other spark-emitting equipment regulated.
76.04.415Penalty for violationsWork stoppage notice.
76.04.425Unauthorized entry into sealed fire tool box.
76.04.435Deposit of fire or live coals.
76.04.445Reports of fire.
76.04.455Discarding lighted material or smoking flammable materialDischarge, release, or detonation of certain materialsReceptacles in conveyancesPosting a copy of this section.
76.04.465Certain snags to be felled currently with logging.
76.04.475Reimbursement for costs of suppression action.
76.04.486Escaped slash burnsObligations.
76.04.495Negligent starting of fires or allowance of extreme fire hazard or debrisLiabilityRecovery of reasonable expensesLien.
ASSESSMENTS, OBLIGATIONS, FUNDS
76.04.600Owners to protect forests.
76.04.610Forest fire protection assessment.
76.04.620State fundsLoansRecovery of funds from the landowner contingency forest fire suppression account.
76.04.630Landowner contingency forest fire suppression accountExpendituresAssessments.
HAZARD ABATEMENT
76.04.650Disposal of forest debrisPermission to allow trees to fall on another's land.
76.04.660Additional fire hazardsExtreme fire hazard areasAbatement, isolation or reductionSummary actionRecovery of costsInspection of property.
FIRE REGULATION
76.04.700Failure to extinguish campfire.
76.04.710Wilful setting of fire.
76.04.720Removal of notices.
76.04.730Negligent fireSpread.
76.04.740Reckless burning.
76.04.750Uncontrolled fire a public nuisanceSuppressionDutiesSummary actionRecovery of costs.
76.04.760Civil actionsForested landsFire damage.
76.04.770Authorization to enter privately or publicly owned land to extinguish or control a wildland fireLimitation of liability.
76.04.900Captions1986 c 100.

NOTES:

Burning permits within fire protection districts: RCW 52.12.101.
Excessive steam in boilers, penalty: RCW 70.54.080.
Steam boilers and pressure vessels, construction, installation, inspection, and certification: Chapter 70.79 RCW.
Treble damages for removal of trees: RCW 64.12.030 and 79.02.320.
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