FORESTRY, FOREST PRODUCTS AND STUMPAGE DISTRICTS
FOREST PRACTICES ACT
38-1306. Notification of forest practice. (1) Before commencing a forest practice, the department shall be notified as required in subsection (2) of this section. The notice shall be given by the operator; however, the timber owner or landowner satisfies the responsibility of the operator under this subsection. When more than one (1) forest practice is to be conducted in relation to harvesting of forest tree species, one (1) notice including each forest practice to be conducted shall be filed with the department. A woodland management plan prepared by the woodland foresters of the department or approved by the board of supervisors of a soil conservation district shall constitute suitable notification of a forest practice when filed with the department, provided the woodland management plan contains the information required in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) The notification required in subsection (1) of this section shall be on forms prescribed and provided by the department and shall include the name and address of the operator, timber owner, and landowner, the legal description of the area in which the forest practice is to be conducted, and other information the department considers necessary for the administration of the rules adopted by the board under section 38-1304, Idaho Code.
(3) All notifications must be formally accepted by the department before any forest practice may begin.
(4) The initial purchaser of ties, logs, posts, cordwood, pulpwood and other similar forest products which have been cut from lands within the state of Idaho shall make no such purchase from anyone not having a proper acceptance of forest practice notice.
(5) Promptly upon formal acceptance of the notice, but not more than fifteen (15) days from formal acceptance of the notice, the department shall mail a copy of the notice to whichever of the operator, timber owner, or landowner that did not submit the notification. The department shall make available to the operator, the timber owner, and landowner a copy of the rules.
(6) An operator, timber owner, or landowner, whichever filed the original notification, shall notify the department of any subsequent change in the information contained in the notification within thirty (30) days of the change. Promptly upon receipt of notice of change, but not to exceed fifteen (15) days from receipt of notice, the department shall mail a copy of the notice to whichever of the operator, timber owner, or landowner that did not submit the notice of change.
(7) The notification is valid for the same period as set forth in the certificate of compliance under section 38-122, Idaho Code. At the expiration of the notification, if the forest practice is continuing, the notification shall be renewed using the same procedures provided for in this section.
(8) If the notification required by subsection (1) of this section indicates that at the expiration of the notification that the forest practice will be continuing, the operator, timber owner, or landowner, at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the notification, shall notify the department and obtain a renewal of the notification. Promptly upon receipt of the request for renewal, but not to exceed fifteen (15) days from receipt of the request, the department shall mail a copy of the renewed notification to whichever of the operator, timber owner, or landowner that did not submit the request for renewal.
(9) The department shall not accept a new forest practices notification from any operator having an outstanding notice of violation until the repairs specified pursuant to section 38-1307(2)(a), Idaho Code, have been completed to the satisfaction of the department.
[38-1306, added 1974, ch. 197, sec. 6, p. 1506; am. 1986, ch. 241, sec. 1, p. 654; am. 1989, ch. 154, sec. 4, p. 369; am. 1990, ch. 125, sec. 1, p. 295; am. 1993, ch. 216, sec. 22, p. 604; am. 1995, ch. 281, sec. 1, p. 941; am. 1995, ch. 352, sec. 4, p. 1180; am. 2007, ch. 90, sec. 18, p. 255.]