§ 76.04.005 Definitions.
§ 76.04.015 Fire protection powers and duties of department — Enforcement — Investigation — Administration.
§ 76.04.016 Fire prevention and suppression capacity — Duties owed to public in general — Legislative intent.
§ 76.04.021 Department must accommodate livestock owner’s request to retrieve or care for animals at risk due to a wildfire — Liability.
§ 76.04.025 Federal funds.
§ 76.04.035 Wardens — Appointment — Duties.
§ 76.04.045 Rangers — Appointment — Ex officio rangers — Compensation.
§ 76.04.055 Service of notices.
§ 76.04.065 Arrests without warrants.
§ 76.04.075 Rules — Penalty.
§ 76.04.085 Penalty for violations.
§ 76.04.095 Cooperative protection.
§ 76.04.105 Contracts for protection and development.
§ 76.04.115 Articles of incorporation — Requirements.
§ 76.04.125 Requisites of contract.
§ 76.04.135 Cooperative agreements — Public agencies — Transfer of ownership of department-owned firefighting vehicle, procedure.
§ 76.04.155 Firefighting — Employment — Assistance.
§ 76.04.165 Legislative declaration — Forest protection zones.
§ 76.04.167 Legislative declaration — Equitable sharing of forest fire protection costs — Coordinated forest fire protection and suppression.
§ 76.04.175 Fire suppression equipment — Comparison of costs.
§ 76.04.177 Fire suppression equipment — Requirement to utilize private equipment.
§ 76.04.179 Wildland fire advisory committee.
§ 76.04.181 Maximizing the utilization of local fire suppression assets — Department’s duty.
§ 76.04.183 Prescribed burn manager certification program — Rule-making authority.
§ 76.04.205 Burning permits.
§ 76.04.215 Burning mill wood waste — Arresters.
§ 76.04.235 Dumping mill waste, forest debris — Penalty.
§ 76.04.246 Use of blasting fuse.
§ 76.04.305 Closed to entry — Designation.
§ 76.04.315 Suspension of burning permits/privileges.
§ 76.04.325 Closure of forest operations or forestlands.
§ 76.04.405 Steam, internal combustion, or electrical engines and other spark-emitting equipment regulated.
§ 76.04.415 Penalty for violations — Work stoppage notice.
§ 76.04.425 Unauthorized entry into sealed fire tool box.
§ 76.04.435 Deposit of fire or live coals.
§ 76.04.445 Reports of fire.
§ 76.04.455 Discarding lighted material or smoking flammable material — Discharge, release, or detonation of certain materials — Receptacles in conveyances — Posting a copy of this section.
§ 76.04.465 Certain snags to be felled currently with logging.
§ 76.04.475 Reimbursement for costs of suppression action.
§ 76.04.486 Escaped slash burns — Obligations.
§ 76.04.495 Negligent starting of fires or allowance of extreme fire hazard or debris — Liability — Recovery of reasonable expenses — Lien.
§ 76.04.600 Owners to protect forests.
§ 76.04.610 Forest fire protection assessment.
§ 76.04.620 State funds — Loans — Recovery of funds from the landowner contingency forest fire suppression account.
§ 76.04.630 Landowner contingency forest fire suppression account — Expenditures — Assessments.
§ 76.04.650 Disposal of forest debris — Permission to allow trees to fall on another’s land.
§ 76.04.660 Additional fire hazards — Extreme fire hazard areas — Abatement, isolation or reduction — Summary action — Recovery of costs — Inspection of property.
§ 76.04.700 Failure to extinguish campfire.
§ 76.04.710 Wilful setting of fire.
§ 76.04.720 Removal of notices.
§ 76.04.730 Negligent fire — Spread.
§ 76.04.740 Reckless burning.
§ 76.04.750 Uncontrolled fire a public nuisance — Suppression — Duties — Summary action — Recovery of costs.
§ 76.04.760 Civil actions — Forested lands — Fire damage.
§ 76.04.770 Authorization to enter privately or publicly owned land to extinguish or control a wildland fire — Limitation of liability.
§ 76.04.900 Captions — 1986 c 100.

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 76.04

  • Additional fire hazard: means a condition existing on any land in the state:
Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Closed season: means the period between April 15th and October 15th, unless the department designates different dates because of prevailing fire weather conditions. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of public lands. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the department of natural resources, or its authorized representatives, as defined in chapter Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Emergency fire costs: means those costs incurred or approved by the department for emergency forest fire suppression, including the employment of personnel, rental of equipment, and purchase of supplies over and above costs regularly budgeted and provided for nonemergency fire expenses for the biennium in which the costs occur. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Exploding target: means a device that is designed or marketed to ignite or explode when struck by firearm ammunition or other projectiles. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forest debris: includes forest slash, chips, and any other vegetative residue resulting from activities on forestland. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Forest fire service: includes all wardens, rangers, and other persons employed especially for preventing or fighting forest fires. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Forest material: means forest slash, chips, timber, standing or down, or other vegetation. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Forestland: means any unimproved lands which have enough trees, standing or down, or flammable material, to constitute in the judgment of the department, a fire menace to life or property. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Incendiary ammunition: means ammunition that is designed to ignite or explode upon impact with or penetration of a target or designed to trace its course in the air with a trail of smoke, chemical incandescence, or fire. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Landowner operation: means every activity, and supporting activities, of a forest landowner and the landowner's agents, employees, or independent contractors or permittees in the management and use of forestland subject to the forest protection assessment under RCW Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • owner: means the owner or the person in possession of any public or private forestland. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Participating landowner: means an owner of forestland whose land is subject to the forest protection assessment under RCW