Chapter 76.04 RCW

FOREST PROTECTION

Sections
ADMINISTRATION
Definitions.
Fire protection powers and duties of departmentEnforcementInvestigationAdministration.
Fire prevention and suppression capacityDuties owed to public in generalLegislative intent.
Federal funds.
WardensAppointmentDuties.
RangersAppointmentEx officio rangersCompensation.
Service of notices.
Arrests without warrants.
RulesPenalty.
Penalty for violations.
Cooperative protection.
Contracts for protection and development.
Articles of incorporationRequirements.
Requisites of contract.
Cooperative agreementsPublic agencies.
FirefightingEmploymentAssistance.
Legislative declarationForest protection zones.
Legislative declarationEquitable sharing of forest fire protection costsCoordinated forest fire protection and suppression.
Fire suppression equipmentComparison of costs.
Fire suppression equipmentRequirement to utilize private equipment.
Wildland fire advisory committee.
Maximizing the utilization of local fire suppression assetsDepartment's duty.
PERMITS
Burning permits.
Burning mill wood wasteArresters.
Dumping mill waste, forest debrisPenalty.
Use of blasting fuse.
CLOSURES/SUSPENSIONS
Closed to entryDesignation.
Suspension of burning permits/privileges.
Closure of forest operations or forest lands.
FIRE PROTECTION REGULATION
Steam, internal combustion, or electrical engines and other spark-emitting equipment regulated.
Penalty for violationsWork stoppage notice.
Unauthorized entry into sealed fire tool box.
Deposit of fire or live coals.
Reports of fire.
Discarding lighted material or smoking flammable materialDischarge, release, or detonation of certain materialsReceptacles in conveyancesPosting a copy of this section.
Certain snags to be felled currently with logging.
Reimbursement for costs of suppression action.
Escaped slash burnsObligations.
Negligent starting of fires or allowance of extreme fire hazard or debrisLiabilityRecovery of reasonable expensesLien.
ASSESSMENTS, OBLIGATIONS, FUNDS
Owners to protect forests.
Forest fire protection assessment.
State fundsLoansRecovery of funds from the landowner contingency forest fire suppression account.
Landowner contingency forest fire suppression accountExpendituresAssessments.
HAZARD ABATEMENT
Disposal of forest debrisPermission to allow trees to fall on another's land.
Additional fire hazardsExtreme fire hazard areasAbatement, isolation or reductionSummary actionRecovery of costsInspection of property.
FIRE REGULATION
Failure to extinguish campfire.
Wilful setting of fire.
Removal of notices.
Negligent fireSpread.
Reckless burning.
Uncontrolled fire a public nuisanceSuppressionDutiesSummary actionRecovery of costs.
Civil actionsForested landsFire damage.
Authorization to enter privately or publicly owned land to extinguish or control a wildland fireLimitation of liability.
Captions1986 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.