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2009 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Senator Prozanski , Senator Morrisette , Senator Walker , Senator Bates , Representative Holvey
Regular Sponsors: Senator Bonamici , Representative Barnhart , Representative Buckley , Representative Gelser , Representative Greenlick , Representative Kotek , Representative Nathanson , Representative Nolan , Representative Shields , Representative Tomei
Bill Title: Relating to field burning; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Restricts number of acres to be burned.
Allows Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules listing counties to be covered by regulations relating to field burning in addition to those listed by statute.] Requires field burning techniques to cease on specified dates. Allows specified number of acres of steep terrain to be burned until 2013]. Allows Environmental Quality Commission by order to permit emergency field burning of specified number of acres under certain conditions. Modifies and creates fees for field burning. Specifies that fees for emergency field burning are to be deposited in State Treasury to credit of Department of Agriculture Service Fund for purpose of carrying out certain duties and responsibilities. Directs State Department of Agriculture to transfer to commission, upon request, moneys from fund sufficient for commission to carry out duties under Act. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
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