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PDFWAC 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 7.09.060(7) [76.09.060(7)], the application or notification may be submitted within forty-eight hours after commencement of the practice.
[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.]
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