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Purpose of Rule

The Rules for Selling Forest Products on State-Owned Endowment Lands (IDAPA 20.02.14) apply to purchasers of state endowment timber sales and forest products. 

This administrative rule establishes a consistent process for selling forest products from state endowment lands by setting minimum requirements for timber sale auctions, initial deposits and bonding, stumpage and interest payment, and timber sale cancellation and termination.

Following Executive Order 2020-01: Zero-Based Regulation, this rule chapter is scheduled for review in 2022. The public is invited to participate in the process by attending meetings and submitting written comments during negotiated and proposed rulemaking.

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Current Status

Pending rule approved by the Idaho Legislature. Final rules effective April 6, 2023.

Negotiated Rulemaking

Negotiated rulemaking public comment period: March 2 to May 11, 2022.

Negotiated rulemaking is a process in which all interested parties and the agency seek consensus on the content of a rule. Public meetings are an opportunity for all interested persons to discuss possible changes to the rule, and the public may also submit written comments.

Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules – Negotiated RulemakingMarch 2, 2022 Idaho Administrative Bulletin, pages 22-23

Land Board memo 1/18/2022 – Approval to initiate negotiated rulemaking
Zero-Based Regulation Analysis Form – 2/10/2022 (questions 1, 2, and 5)

No written comments were received during the negotiated rulemaking public comment period.

Negotiated Rulemaking Summary – posted 8/22/2022

Proposed Rulemaking

Proposed rulemaking public comment period: September 7 to September 28, 2022.

A proposed rule is a formal, written proposal by an agency to change a rule. The public is invited to submit written comments to the agency during this stage of rulemaking. A public hearing may be held for the public to submit oral comments, and the agency gives written and oral comments the same consideration. A notice and the text of the proposed rule are published in the September Idaho Administrative Bulletin:

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and proposed rule text, September 7, 2022 Idaho Administrative Bulletin, pages 205-208

Unofficial proposed rule text – Shows changes in legislative format (deleted text in strikethrough, and new text is underlined)

Zero-Based Regulation Analysis Form – 7/21/2022

No written comments were received during the proposed rulemaking public comment period.

Pending Rule

Pending rules are not enforceable; they are pending review by the Idaho Legislature before becoming final and effective. 

No comments were received on the proposed rule, and it was adopted as a pending rule at the October 18, 2022 Land Board meeting.

Land Board memo 10/18/2022 – Adoption of pending rule

Notice of Rulemaking – Adoption of Pending Rule, December 7, 2022 Idaho Administrative Bulletin, page 107

The pending rule will be submitted to the 2023 Idaho Legislature for review. IDL rule dockets are submitted to the Senate Resources and Environment Committee and the House Resources and Conservation Committee.


Jeremy Shawver
Timber Sales Program Manager
(208) 666-8672

David Greenwood
Timber Management Bureau Chief
(208) 666-8610

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