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Fire: Rulemaking for IDAPA 20.04.01

Rules Pertaining to Forest Fire Protection

Status of Rulemaking

IDL is currently conducting Negotiated Rulemaking for IDAPA 20.04.01, Rules Pertaining to Forest Fire Protection. IDL is accepting written public comments on the draft Negotiated Rules from October 4, 2017, through December 15, 2017.

Documents Required by Idaho Administrative Procedure Act

Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules (pdf)

Overview

IDL is preparing to amend select fire protection standards and introduce new fire protection standards to IDAPA 20.04.01, Rules Pertaining to Forest Fire Protection, specific to forest operation activities conducted on forest lands. During the 2015 fire season, IDL worked with forest landowners, logging contractors, forest industry representatives, and others to develop and implement fire protection best practices to lessen the risk of fire starts from forest operations on forest lands. Post fire season reviews were conducted to discuss the effectiveness of the fire protection best practices and the need to update specific standards in the Rules Pertaining to Forest Fire Protection. After further review of those Rules and follow-up meetings in 2016 and 2017 with fire managers, forest landowners, logging contractors, and forest industry representatives, the Department determined a need to enter into negotiated rulemaking to address certain concerns during closed fire season.

Negotiated Rulemaking Schedule

NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: October 4, 2017, through December 15, 2017

IDL encourages public participation by either attending any of the following scheduled Negotiated Rulemaking public meetings or providing written comments to IDL during the comment period. For interested persons wishing to participate in scheduled Negotiated Rulemaking public meetings from remote locations, IDL has established the follow conference call telephone line with pass code for public use:
1-877-820-7831 (Participant Code: 8682870#)

PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE FOR NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING

Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:00-7:00 PM PST
Best Western – Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 4:00-7:00 PM MST
Holiday Inn – Hunt Lodge, 210 N. 3rd St., McCall, ID

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 4:00-7:00 PM PST
Best Western – Rivers Edge, 615 Main St., Orofino, ID

Monday, November 13, 2017, 4:00-7:00 PM PST
Best Western – Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 4:00-7:00 PM MST
211 S. 3rd St., McCall, ID

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:00-7:00 PM PST
Best Western – Rivers Edge, 615 Main St., Orofino, ID.

IDL may schedule additional Negotiated Rulemaking meetings or cancel previously scheduled meetings contingent upon the outcomes obtained on issues arising from these negotiation proceedings.

Draft Negotiated Rule and Related Documents

Draft Negotiated Rule
Date Posted
Date of Meeting Discussion
Written Comment Deadline
Draft No. 1 (pdf) 10/3/2017 -- 12/15/2017

Written Public Comments on Draft Negotiated Rule

Comment
Submitted By
Date Received
Comment on Draft No. 1 (pdf) -- --

Contacts

Submit Public Comments

  • Through IDL web site here
  • By e-mail to comments@idl.idaho.gov
  • By mail to:
    Idaho Department of Lands
    Attn: Rulemaking
    3284 W. Industrial Loop
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
  • By fax to 208-769-1524