Proposed Rule and Policy Changes

Salmon Recovery Funding Board

Salmon Recovery Rule Changes

The board is considering rule changes to Title 420 of the Washington Administrative Code. Changes proposed include adding new sections to clarify the local process framework intended by the Salmon Recovery Act (Chapter 77.85 Revised Code of Washington). These are technical changes that should not affect the existing process. New sections are proposed to capture the roles and responsibilities of lead entities, regional recovery organizations, and the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office. There are also two new definitions, as well as definition changes to provide technical clarity.

Public Hearing Notice

Date: December 12, 2019
Time: 9:50 a.m.
Natural Resources Building, Room 172
1111 Washington St. N.E.
Olympia, WA 98501

Please send any comments or questions to Katie Pruit before December 9, 2019.

Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship

The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board is assessing options for revising the Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship evaluation criterion for its grant programs.

The criteria questions are used when evaluating grant proposals in the following programs:

  • Boating Facilities Program
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund
  • Non-highway Off-road Vehicles Activities
  • Recreational Trails Program
  • Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program’s Outdoor Recreation Account categories
  • Youth Athletic Facilities

RCO staff is working with interested groups to simplify and clarify the questions while maintaining the board’s interest in encouraging innovative and sustainable project designs. The board will consider a revised evaluation criterion at its January 2020 meeting for implementation in the 2020 grant cycle.

For more information please contact: Ben Donatelle

Emergency Rules

None at this time.