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Omnibus Rulemaking for IDAPA 20
Rules of the Idaho Department of Lands
DOCKETS: 20-0000-1900 and 20-0000-1900F

On this page:

STATUS OF RULEMAKING | DOCUMENTS REQUIRED | OVERVIEW | RELATED DOCUMENTS
WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS | TEMPORARY RULE JUSTIFICATION | NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING
PUBLIC HEARINGS


Status of Rulemaking

Rulemaking initiated to adopt and re-publish existing and previously approved and codified chapters under IDAPA 20, rules of the Idaho Department of Lands.

Temporary rules effective June 30, 2019
Proposed rules open for public comment June 19 through July 10, 2019.

Public hearings scheduled and comment period extended to August 16, 2019, for the following proposed rules:
 • IDAPA 20.02.01, Rules Pertaining to the Idaho Forest Practices Act
 • IDAPA 20.03.01, Rules Governing Dredge and Placer Mining Operations in Idaho
See public hearings schedule below.

Documents Required by Idaho Administrative Procedure Act

 •  Notice of Temporary and Proposed Omnibus Rulemaking (Docket No. 20-0000-1900) – Administrative Bulletin, Volume 19-6SE, June 19, 2019, page 4099

 •  Notice of Temporary and Proposed Omnibus Fee Rulemaking (Docket No. 20-0000-1900F) – Administrative Bulletin, Volume 19-6SE, June 19, 2019, page 4160

 •  Notice of Public Hearing on IDAPA 20.02.01, Rules Pertaining to the Idaho Forest Practices Act (Docket No. 20-0000-1900) - Administrative Bulletin, Volume 19-8, August 7, 2019, page 86

 •  Notice of Public Hearing on IDAPA 20.03.01, Rules Governing Dredge and Placer Mining Operations in Idaho (Docket No. 20-0000-1900F) - Administrative Bulletin, Volume 19-8, August 7, 2019, page 88

Overview

This temporary and proposed rulemaking adopts and re-publishes the existing and previously approved and codified rule chapters under IDAPA 20, rules of the Idaho Department of Lands.

Temporary and Proposed Rulemaking (Docket No. 20-0000-1900):
This rulemaking will address:
 •  20.01.01, Rules of Practice and Procedure Before the State Board of Land Commissioners
 •  20.02.01, Rules Pertaining to the Idaho Forest Practices Act
 •  20.04.01, Rules Pertaining to Forest Fire Protection

Temporary and Proposed Fee Rulemaking (Docket No. 20-0000-1900F):
This rulemaking will address:
 •  20.02.14, Rules for Selling Forest Products on State-Owned Endowment Lands
 •  20.03.01, Rules Governing Dredge and Placer Mining Operations in Idaho
 •  20.03.03, Rules Governing Administration of the Reclamation Fund
 •  20.03.04, Rules for the Regulation of Beds, Waters, and Airspace Over Navigable Lakes in the State of Idaho
 •  20.03.05, Riverbed Mineral Leasing in Idaho
 •  20.03.08, Easements on State Owned Lands
 •  20.03.09, Easements on State Owned Submerged Lands and Formerly Submerged Lands
 •  20.03.13, Administration of Cottage Site Leases on State Lands
 •  20.03.14, Rules Governing Grazing, Farming, Conservation, Noncommercial Recreation, and Communication Site Leases
 •  20.03.15, Rules Governing Geothermal Leasing on Idaho State Lands
 •  20.03.16, Rules Governing Oil and Gas Leasing on Idaho State Lands
 •  20.03.17, Rules Governing Leases on State-Owned Submerged Lands and Formerly Submerged Lands
 •  20.04.02, Rules Pertaining to the Idaho Forestry Act and Fire Hazard Reduction Laws
 •  20.06.01, Rules of the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices
 •  20.07.02, Rules Governing Conservation of Oil and Natural Gas in the State of Idaho

Related Documents

Oil and Gas Conservation Commission – special meeting 5/8/2019
   OGCC approved materials
   OGCC minutes

State Board of Land Commissioners – regular meeting 5/21/2019
   Land Board approved materials
   Land Board minutes

DFM Memo 4/23/19: Process to Reauthorize Rules Beyond July 1 (pdf)
DFM Memo 5/21/19: Process to Reauthorize Rules Beyond July 1, with attachments (pdf)

Public Hearings for IDAPA 20.02.01, Forest Practices (Shade Rule)

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 9:30 a.m. PDT – Coeur d'Alene, ID | Revised Agenda (pdf) |
Presentation (pdf) | Script (pdf) | Handouts (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
IDL Coeur d'Alene Staff Office, Sundance Conference Room
3284 W Industrial Loop, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 4:30 p.m. PDT – Coeur d'Alene, ID | Revised Agenda (pdf) |
Presentation (pdf) | Script (pdf) | Handouts (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
IDL Coeur d'Alene Staff Office, Sundance Conference Room
3284 W Industrial Loop, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Join either public hearing by calling 1-877-820-7831
  when prompted, enter Guest Passcode 630559
There is no cost for the call.
 

Visit https://www.idl.idaho.gov/forestry/fpa/shade-rule/index.html for additional information.

Public Hearings for IDAPA 20.03.01, Dredge and Placer Mining

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 1:00-3:00 p.m. PDT – Coeur d'Alene, ID | Agenda (pdf) | Presentation (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
IDL Coeur d'Alene Staff Office, Sundance Conference Room
3284 W Industrial Loop, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
 

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 12:00-2:00 p.m. MDT – Idaho Falls, ID | Agenda (pdf) | Presentation (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
IDL Eastern Supervisory Area Office
3563 Ririe Highway, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
 

Friday, August 16, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m. MDT – Boise, ID | Agenda (pdf) | Presentation (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
Idaho State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium (Room WW02)
700 West Jefferson Street, Boise, ID 83702
 

Written Public Comments on Proposed Rules

Submitted by
Date Received
IDAPA Rule No.
        
Alex Adams, Division of Financial Management (pdf) [25MB] 07/10/2019 IDAPA 20
        
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Daniel Brown (pdf) 08/14/2019 20.02.01
Riley Stegner and Associates, Peter Stegner (pdf) 08/14/2019 20.02.01
Farm Bureau, Bryan Searle (pdf) 08/15/2019 20.02.01
Madeline David (pdf) 08/15/2019 20.02.01
Idaho Conservation League, Matthew Nykiel & John Robison (pdf) 08/16/2019 20.02.01
Kirk David (pdf) 08/16/2019 20.02.01
        
Mike Hibbs (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.03.01
Richard Servatius (pdf) 08/14/2019 20.03.01
Robert Grammer (pdf) 08/14/2019 20.03.01
Dave Erlanson (pdf) 08/16/2019 20.03.01
Donald Smith (pdf) 08/16/2019 20.03.01
Pat Reidt, Comment 1 (pdf) 08/16/2019 20.03.01
Pat Reidt, Comment 2 (pdf) 08/16/2019 20.03.01
        

Temporary Rule Justification

Pursuant to Sections 67-5226(1) and 67-5226(2), Idaho Code, the Governor has found that temporary adoption of the rule is appropriate for the following reasons:

These temporary rules are necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Idaho and confer a benefit on its citizens. These previously approved and codified rules implement the duly enacted laws of the state of Idaho, provide citizens with the detailed rules and standards for complying with those laws, and assist in the orderly execution and enforcement of those laws. The expiration of these rules without due consideration and processes would undermine the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Idaho and deprive them of the benefit intended by these rules. The rules of the Idaho Department of Lands serve the public interest by, for example, ensuring landowners, royalty owners, producers, and the public realize and enjoy the greatest good from the state’s vital natural resources like oil, natural gas, and minerals. The rules also serve the public interest by, for example, regulating forestland management practices to maintain and enhance benefits such as job creation, tax generation, and distributions to endowment beneficiaries, and by conserving resources such as forest tree species, soil, air, water, and wildlife habitat.

Any fee or charge imposed by the rules is necessary to avoid immediate danger. The fees or charges reauthorized in this rulemaking are currently existing and have been previously promulgated by the agency and reviewed and approved by the Legislature. These fees and charges are part of the dedicated fund portion of the state budget, which makes up a material portion of the FY2020 budget. The FY2020 budget has already been set by the Legislature and passed into law. That budget relies upon the existence of these fees and charges to meet the state’s obligations and provide necessary state services. Failing to reauthorize these fee rules would create immediate danger to the state budget, immediate danger to necessary state functions and services, and immediate danger of a violation of Idaho’s constitutional requirement that it balance its budget.

Negotiated Rulemaking

Pursuant to Section 67-5220(2), Idaho Code, negotiated rulemaking was not feasible because of the need to adopt the rules as temporary, and because these existing chapters of IDAPA are being re-published and re-authorized. Negotiated rulemaking also is not feasible because of the need to implement these rules before they expire; the rules form the regulatory framework of the laws of this state and have been previously promulgated and reviewed by the legislature pursuant to the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 52, Title 67, Idaho Code; and because engaging in negotiated rulemaking for all previously existing rules will inhibit the agency from carrying out its ability to serve the citizens of Idaho and to protect their health, safety, and welfare.

Requests/Petitions for Public Hearings

Submitted by
Date Received
IDAPA Rule No.
        
Felix Nuxoll (pdf) 07/02/2019 20.02.01
Fred Omodt (pdf) 07/02/2019 20.02.01
G. Kirk David (pdf) 07/02/2019 20.02.01
John Kellogg (pdf) 07/02/2019 20.02.01
Madeline David (pdf) 07/02/2019 20.02.01
Sheryl Nuxoll (pdf) 07/02/2019 20.02.01
Betty Anderson (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Carla and Verland Woempner (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Carol Puetz (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Charlotte DeArmond (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Clelia Callihan (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
David Wattenbarger (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Don DeArmond (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Eric Hasselstrom (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Gordon Harnasch (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Jeff Bloomsburg (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Joe Dobson (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
John Kinne (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Linda Rider (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Liz Wood (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Marjorie French (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Robert Callihan (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Robert Rider (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Ron, Glenda, Kim and Mark Frei (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Sandy and Paul Schlepp (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Sandy Schlepp (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Sheila Hasselstrom (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Travis Port (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Travis Thompson (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.02.01
Darcy Lammers (pdf) 07/05/2019 20.02.01
Jeanne Arnzen (pdf) 07/05/2019 20.02.01
        
Robert Weaver (pdf) 07/01/2019 20.03.01
Karey Hanks, Fremont County (pdf) 07/02/2019 20.03.01
Julie True, Ada County (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.03.01
Julie True, Canyon County (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.03.01
Julie True, Idaho County (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.03.01
Julie True, Kootenai County (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.03.01
Linda Yergler, Shoshone County (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.03.01
Steve Wright, Bonner County (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.03.01
Steve Wright, Shoshone County (pdf) 07/03/2019 20.03.01
        

Contacts

Submit Public Comments

  • Through IDL web site here
  • By e-mail to rulemaking@idl.idaho.gov
  • By mail to:
    Idaho Department of Lands
    Attn: Rulemaking
    300 N. 6th Street, Suite 103
    Boise, ID 83702
  • By fax to: 208-334-3698