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


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 rules were adopted by the Idaho Legislature during the 2017 legislative session.

Rulemaking Timeline

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

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

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

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

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