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Timber: Rulemaking for IDAPA 20.02.14
Rules For Selling Forest Products on State-Owned Endowment Lands

Overview

Recent policy changes from the Land Board have resulted in the department no longer presenting individual sales to the Land Board for approval unless they fall outside established Land Board policies. This has resulted in some of the rules becoming obsolete. Additionally, the rules related to the sale of cedar poles will be addressed. The current policy and rules that govern the sale of cedar poles may be legally questionable and do not aid the department in meeting the constitutional mandate to maximize the long term returns to the Endowments.

Status of Rulemaking

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) commenced negotiated rulemaking on IDAPA 20.02.14 - Rules For Selling Forest Products on State-Owned Endowment Lands, with publication of the Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules in the June 1, 2016 Administrative Bulletin. The Department published a Proposed Rule in the August 3, 2016 Administrative Bulletin. A schedule of public hearings is shown below. Those interested in participating in the rulemaking process may do so by attending scheduled meetings or submitting comments during any allowed comment period to timberrulemaking@idl.idaho.gov.

Rulemaking Timeline

DATE ACTION
June 1, 2016 Publication of Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules
- Administrative Bulletin, Volume 16-6, page 48
August 3, 2016 Publication of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Administrative Bulletin, Volume 16-8, page 113

Public Meetings Schedule

DATE/TIME LOCATION AGENDA
Monday, June 6, 2016, 12 PM PDT Associated Logging Contractors office, 10589 S. Highway 95, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 6/06/16
Monday, June 13 2016, 12 PM PDT Associated Logging Contractors office, 10589 S. Highway 95, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 6/13/16
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1 PM PDT
   Hearing Transcript
   Hearing Attendance
University Inn, Centennial Room, 1516 W. Pullman Road, Moscow, Idaho Hearing - No Agenda
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1 PM PDT
   Hearing Transcript
   Hearing Attendance
Idaho Department of Lands, 2550 Highway 2 West, Sandpoint, Idaho Hearing - No Agenda

Public Comments on Rule

COMMENT AUTHOR DATE
Purchaser's Option Tom Biltonen June 2016
Auctions, Stumpage Bell Timber June 2016
General Comments, Rule Entirety McFarland Cascade June 2016
Defer Rulemaking McFarland Cascade August 2016
Oral Auctions, Stumpage Offerings Bell Timber August 2016
Active Merchandising Michael Boeck, Tripro August 2016
Hinders Pole Companies Barrett's Busy B Cedar August 2016
Economic Impact, Reduced Competition Fred Omodt August 2016
Negative Revenue Impact Beneficiaries Luke Omodt August 2016

Rule Drafts

DRAFT TYPE DATE POSTED
Negotiated Rule Draft 20.02.14 6/08/16
Negotiated Rule Draft 20.02.14 6/10/16
Negotiated Rule Draft 20.02.14 6/22/16
Proposed Rule Draft 20.02.14 7/13/16
Amended Final Proposed Rule Draft 20.02.14 12/27/16
Summary of Pending Rule Changes 20.02.14 12/27/16
Summary of Unresolved Changes 20.02.14 12/27/16

Staff Contacts

    Forest Management Bureau
    3284 W. Industrial Loop
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
    (208) 666-8618
    Archie Gray, CF, Sales Administration and Scaling Program Manager

How to send comments

Additional Information