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PDFWAC 332-30-126

Sand and gravel extraction fees.

This section shall not apply to port districts managing aquatic lands under a management agreement (WAC 332-30-114).
(1) Public auction or negotiation. The royalty for sand, gravel, stone or other aggregate removed from state-owned aquatic lands shall be determined through public auction or negotiation.
(2) Royalty rate. A negotiated royalty shall reflect the current fair market value of the material in place.
The "income approach" appraisal technique will normally be used to determine fair market value. Factors considered include, but are not limited to:
(a) The wholesale value of similar material, based on a survey of aggregate producers in the region or market area;
(b) Site specific cost factors including, but not limited to:
(i) Homogeneity of material;
(ii) Access;
(iii) Regulatory permits;
(iv) Production costs.
(3) Adjustments to initial royalty rate.
(a) Inflation. Annual inflation adjustments to the initial royalty rate shall be based on changes in the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the commodities of sand, gravel, and stone, as published by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Annual PPI adjustments to the initial royalty rate shall begin one year after the effective date of establishment of each contract's royalty rate pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.
(b) Flood control. Initial negotiated royalty rates may be adjusted downward, depending on the degree to which removal of the material will enhance flood control.
(i) Any adjustment shall be based on hydrologic benefit identified in an approved comprehensive flood control management plan adopted by a general purpose local government and any state or federal agency with jurisdiction.
(ii) The department, prior to approving any proposed royalty rate adjustment for flood control benefits, may review the flood control plan to determine whether the material removal actually reduces the potential for flooding.
(4) Payments. Royalty payments may be paid monthly or quarterly based on the volume of material sold, transferred from control of the contract holder, or otherwise utilized for purposes of the contract.
(5) Stockpiling. Stockpiling of removed material may be permitted.
(a) Material will be stockpiled separately from other material owned or controlled by the contract holder.
(b) Bonding or other satisfactory security will be required to cover the value of stockpiled material.
(6) Appeals. The state's determination of royalty rates set under subsections (2) and (3) of this section, are appealable through WAC 332-30-128.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79.90.105, 79.90.300, 79.90.455, 79.90.460, 79.90.470, 79.90.475, 79.90.520, 79.68.010, 79.68.68 [79.68.080], and chapter 79.93 RCW. WSR 85-22-066 (Resolution No. 500), ยง 332-30-126, filed 11/5/85.]
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