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Senate Operating Budget

 

1 (c) An examination of how the department of natural resources

2 determines the proportion of fire suppression costs charged to private

3 parties and the landowners contingency account; and

4 (d) Any findings and recommendations from the state auditor's

5 office related to fire suppression costs.

6 A final report of the performance audit shall be provided to the

7 appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature by June 30,

8 2005.

 

 

30 (3) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

31 year 2005 is provided solely for a review of emergency fire suppression

32 costs in the department of natural resources. The state auditor's

33 office shall coordinate this study with the joint legislative audit and

34 review committee performance audit of the emergency fire suppression

35 program. The state auditor's review of fire suppression costs shall

36 examine payroll documents and invoices to determine if appropriate

37 controls are in place to ensure that only appropriate emergency fires

38 suppression costs are charged to the emergency fire suppression budget.

 

10 (20) $122,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is

11 provided solely to reimburse the department of natural resources for

12 fire suppression costs incurred on department of fish and wildlife

13 lands.

14 (21) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

15 year 2005 and $150,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation are

16 provided solely to complete phase II of the contract management system

17 (CAPS). The CAPS system phase II shall be operational no later than

18 June 30, 2005.

 

Please Note: Those items highlighted in YELLOW or ((enclosed)) have been replaced by those items highlighted in RED.

30 Sec. 307. 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 s 308 (uncodified) is amended to

31 read as follows:

32 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

33 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2004) . . . . . (($30,307,000))

34 $54,189,000

35 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2005) . . . . . (($34,233,000))

36 $36,554,000

37 General Fund--Federal Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . (($3,809,000))

38 $5,116,000

1 General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation . . . . . . . . . $2,482,000

2 Forest Development Account--State

3 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($52,060,000))

4 $52,075,000

5 Off Road Vehicle Account--State

6 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,028,000))

7 $4,029,000

8 Surveys and Maps Account--State

9 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,760,000))

10 $2,761,000

11 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State

12 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($6,884,000))

13 $8,925,000

14 Resources Management Cost Account--State

15 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($70,391,000))

16 $70,418,000

17 Surface Mining Reclamation Account--State

18 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,293,000

19 Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . $7,200,000

20 State Toxic Control Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . $750,000

21 Water Quality Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . . . $2,479,000

22 Aquatic Land Dredged Material Disposal Site

23 Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,311,000

24 Natural Resource Conservation Areas Stewardship

25 Account Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $83,000

26 Air Pollution Control Account--State

27 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $526,000

28 Agricultural College Trust Management Account

29 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,868,000

30 Derelict Vessel Removal Account--State

31 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,130,000

32 TOTAL APPROPRIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($223,844,000))

33 $254,189,000

 

1 (18)(a) $2,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for

2 fiscal year 2005, $750,000 of the state toxics control account--state

3 appropriation, and $2,000,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement

4 account--state appropriation are provided solely for the purpose of

5 settling Pacific Sound Resources v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe

6 Railroad, et al. In the event: (i) A final settlement agreement is

7 not signed by the port of Seattle, Pacific Sound Resources, and the

8 department of natural resources by March 25, 2004; or (ii) the U.S.

9 environmental protection agency, or the department of justice if

10 necessary, fail to settle with the state and the department and provide

11 a covenant not to sue and contribution protection with no additional

12 consideration required, then $550,000 of the general fund--state

13 appropriation for fiscal year 2005 shall be available to use to fund

14 the existing PSR litigation and the remainder of the amounts provided

15 in this subsection (a) shall lapse.

16 (b) $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

17 year 2004 is provided solely for legal defense costs in Pacific Sound

18 Resources v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad et al.

 

 

21 (20) Within the amounts appropriated in this section the department

22 shall convene and provide staff support for a water resources

23 administration and funding task force. The task force shall develop

24 proposals for and recommend several options for funding the state's

25 water resource programs, including both operating programs and capital

26 costs for water program implementation. The task force must report its

27 findings and recommendations to the governor and the appropriate

28 committees of the legislature by December 15, 2004. The task force

29 shall include representatives of each of the following interests,

30 selected by the associations representing those interests:

31 (i) One representative from each of the following interests:

32 Agriculture, industry, environmental, fisheries, water utilities, and

33 power utilities;

34 (ii) One representative of cities and one representative of

35 counties;

36 (iii) Two representatives of Indian tribes, one from eastern

37 Washington and one from western Washington;

38 (iv) Three representatives of the executive branch of state

39 government; and

1 (v) The department of ecology shall invite a representative of the

2 United States bureau of reclamation to participate as a member of the

3 task force.

 

7 Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Account--

8 State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,392,000))

9 $3,467,000

 

27 (15) $75,000 of the recreational fisheries enhancement account and

28 $75,000 of the state wildlife account--state appropriation are provided

29 solely to implement additional selective recreational fisheries to

30 include one additional fishery each in eastern and western Washington.

31 The department shall determine the eastern Washington fishery, and the

32 western Washington fishery shall be for Lake Washington sockeye.

33 (16) $16,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is

34 provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2621

35 (razor clam license). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2004, the

36 amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

37 (17) $417,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is

38 provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 2431 (Dungeness

1 crab card). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2004, the amount

2 provided in this subsection shall lapse.

3 (18) $112,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

4 year 2005 is provided solely to buy back purse seine fishing licenses.

5 (19) $180,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is

6 provided solely to test deer and elk for chronic wasting disease and to

7 document the extent of swan lead poisoning. Of this amount, $65,000 is

8 provided solely to document the extent of swan lead poisoning and to

9 begin environmental cleanup.

 

25 (x) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

26 year 2005 is provided solely for deposit in the natural science,

27 wildlife, and environmental partnership account--state for the grant

28 program established in chapter 22, Laws of 2003 (ESHB 1466).

 

39 Wildlife Account: For transfer to the special

1 wildlife account, $250,000 in fiscal year 2004

2 and $250,000 in fiscal year 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . $500,000

 

 

4 Sec. 302. 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 s 303 (uncodified) is amended to

5 read as follows:

6 FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

7 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2004) . . . . . (($29,986,000))

8 $30,015,000

9 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2005) . . . . . (($29,976,000))

10 $30,034,000

11 General Fund--Federal Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,666,000

12 General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . $63,000

13 Winter Recreation Program Account--State

14 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,079,000

15 Off Road Vehicle Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . . . $285,000

16 Snowmobile Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . $4,790,000

17 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State

18 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $332,000

19 Public Safety and Education Account--State

20 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,000

21 Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account--

22 Private/Local Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300,000

23 Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account--

24 State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($33,769,000))

25 $34,431,000

26 TOTAL APPROPRIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($102,993,000))

27 $104,042,000

 

 

2003-05 Revised Omnibus Operating Budget (2004 Supp)

Department of Natural Resources

(Dollars in Thousands)

As Passed House As Passed Senate Agreed Upon

GF-S Total GF-S Total GF-S Total

2003-05 Original Appropriations 64,540 280,145 64,540 280,145 64,540 280,145

Total Maintenance Changes 19 77 19 77 19 77

2004 Policy Changes:

1. NRCA Fire Damage Restoration 60 60 60 60 60 60

2. Pacific Sound Resources Litigation 940 940 940 940 300 300

3. Emergency Fire Suppression 23,516 24,823 23,516 24,823 23,516 24,823

4. Access Roads (SHB 2506) 0 161 0 0 0 0

5. State-Owned Forest Land (ESHB 2753) 0 178 0 0 0 0

6. Marina Rent Study 0 40 0 0 0 40

7. Recreation Site & Trail Maintenance 450 450 0 0 200 200

8. Avoiding Camp & Trail Closures 0 0 200 200 0 0

9. Forest Health Study (2SSB 6144) 0 0 50 200 0 0

10. Mapping of Gravel & Stone Deposits 0 0 108 108 108 108

11. Pacific Sound Resources Settlement 0 0 0 0 2,000 4,750

Total Policy Changes 24,966 26,652 24,874 26,331 26,184 30,281

2003-05 Revised Appropriations 89,525 306,874 89,433 306,553 90,743 310,503

Comments:

1. NRCA Fire Damage Restoration - One-time funding is provided for habitat restoration in the department-managed Loomis Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA), which sustained damage as a result of fighting the Farewell Creek fire during the summer of 2003. Restoration work for this conservation area will meet a higher standard than restoration on non-conservation lands, and will include replanting with native vegetation, reshaping slopes to the natural contour, and obliterating a fire road.

2. Pacific Sound Resources Litigation - One-time funding is provided for legal defense costs related to a toxic-cleanup lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court by Pacific Sound Resources (PSR) and the Port of Seattle against the state of Washington, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and other defendants.

3. Emergency Fire Suppression - One-time funding is provided to the Fire Suppression activity for incurred and anticipated costs during Fiscal Year 2004, in excess of the department's existing fire suppression appropriations. Funding is also provided in the appropriations for the Department of Fish and Wildlife that will offset costs incurred by the Department of Natural Resources for fire suppression on Fish and Wildlife lands. Emergency fire suppression funding is not provided for indirect and administrative costs within the department. (General Fund-State, General Fund-Federal)

6. Marina Rent Study - One-time funding is provided for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to calculate the rent for DNR-leased marinas to be based on a percentage of a marina's income and to recommend an appropriate formula to the 2005 legislature. (Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account-State)

7. Recreation Site & Trail Maintenance - Funding is provided to avoid closures to camp sites and trails mantained by the department. This additional funding, along with increases provided in the biennial budget from the Off Road Vehicle Account more than restores 2003-05 reductions in General Fund-State support for camp sites and trails. If additional funding is required to avoid closures to camp sites and trails during the 2003-05 biennium, the department is directed to reduce expenditures for agency administration by five percent and redeploy those general fund resources to the recreation program prior to closing any camp sites or trails.

10. Mapping of Gravel & Stone Deposits - Funding is provided for the mapping of gravel and stone resources for Clark and Yakima counties. The project should produce electronic geologic maps with databases that estimate thickness and volumes of the deposits.

11. Pacific Sound Resources Settlement - One-time funding is provided for settlement costs related to a toxic-cleanup lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court by Pacific Sound Resources (PSR) and the Port of Seattle against the State of Washington, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and other defendants. (State Toxics

 

 

2003-05 Revised Omnibus Operating Budget (2004 Supp)

Department of Fish and Wildlife

(Dollars in Thousands)

As Passed House As Passed Senate Agreed Upon

GF-S Total GF-S Total GF-S Total

2003-05 Original Appropriations 81,632 277,840 81,632 277,840 81,632 277,840

Total Maintenance Changes 140 -267 140 -267 140 -267

2004 Policy Changes:

1. Contract Management System 150 300 150 300 150 300

2. Hunter Education 0 43 0 43 0 43

3. Oyster Reserve 0 274 0 274 0 274

4. Select Fishery-Lake Wash & E. WA 0 150 30 150 0 150

5. Economic Rec Fisheries (SHB 2920) 60 60 0 0 0 0

6. Razor Clam License (SHB 2621) 0 16 0 0 0 16

7. Fish and Wildlife Moneys (SHB 2626) 0 70 0 0 0 0

8. Dungeness Crab Card (SHB 2431) 0 417 0 0 0 417

9. Commercial License Buyback 112 112 0 0 112 112

10. Facility & Operating Efficiencies 0 0 0 100 0 0

11. Fish Acclimation Pond Study 0 0 50 50 50 50

12. Mitigate Hatchery Reduction 0 0 50 50 50 50

13. Habitat Mitigation Agreements 0 200 0 200 0 200

14. Lease Payments & Facility Plan 0 0 50 50 50 50

15. Critical Wildlife Disease Testing 0 180 0 180 0 180

16. Wildfire 0 416 0 416 0 416

17. Access Area Maintenance 0 166 0 166 0 166

Total Policy Changes 322 2,404 330 1,979 412 2,424

2003-05 Revised Appropriations 82,094 279,977 82,102 279,552 82,184 279,997

Comments:

1. Contract Management System - The current contract management system within the department tracks approximately 1,300 contracts and amendments annually. However, the system does not provide timely and/or relevant management information about projects and funding. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has developed the first phase of a revised system and seeks to complete the system. Existing resources within WDFW preclude completion of this project in a timely manner due to decreasing dedicated state, federal and private/local revenues. This item provides one-time funding for completion of the financial reporting components of the system. Future operations and maintenance needs for the system are to be absorbed by the department. (General Fund-State, State Wildlife Account-State)

2. Hunter Education - Increasing demand for hunter education has limited the Department's ability to provide adequate numbers of courses to the public and/or retain sufficient numbers of qualified instructors. This item provides one-time funding of $40,000 for instructor training and recognition costs and an increase of $3,500 in ongoing funding for classroom materials and out-of-pocket instructor costs. (State Wildlife Account-State)

3. Oyster Reserve - During the 2001-03 Biennium, revenues from the oyster reserve program exceeded initial projections by roughly $160,000. The success of the program requires additional work to maintain existing revenues and to expand the program to increase revenues in future years. Initial authority allowed the department to use 40 percent of the revenue to administer the program, to return 10 percent to the state General Fund, and to transfer 50 percent to the Puget Sound Action Team for distribution as grants to improve septic systems in coastal areas of Southwest Washington. This item provides an increase of $274,000 to continue and expand current activities and brings the total spending to $411,000 per biennium. (Oyster Reserve Lands Account-State)

4. Select Fishery-Lake Wash & E. WA - Preliminary forecasts indicate a Lake Washington Sockeye salmon return of roughly 600,000 fish. The number of fish returning is expected to be 20-25 percent higher than the 1990 season. To provide this recreational opportunity to the public, the department must increase monitoring and sampling during the fishery to ensure that fish listed under the Endangered Species Act are adequately protected. This item provides one-time funding to conduct supplemental monitoring and sampling to open the Lake Washington Sockeye Fishery and one additional Eastern Washington recreational fishery during the 2004 season. The Lake Washington fishery is anticipated to generate increased fishing license revenue to help offset the additional costs. (General Fund-State, Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Account)

6. Razor Clam License (SHB 2621) - Funding is provided to administer a new razor clam license as outlined in Substitute House Bill 2621 (razor clam license). The bill establishes an annual and a three-day razor clam license, eliminates the two-day personal use shellfish and seaweed license, and limits the ability of the Department to collect personal information from an applicant. The three-day razor clam license is $3.30 for both residents and non-residents and the annual razor clam license costs $5.50 for a Washington resident and $11.00 for a non-resident. In addition, razor clam licenses are assessed a surcharge for biotoxin testing and monitoring. (State Wildlife Account-State)

8. Dungeness Crab Card (SHB 2431) - Funding is provided to implement Substitute House Bill 2431 (dungeness crab endorsement ). The bill requires the Department to use revenue from the sale of dungeness catch record cards for sampling and monitoring of the harvest associated with the dungeness crab recreational fisheries. The bill requires a catch record card endorsement for Puget Sound recreational fishers to take or possess dungeness crab. The endorsements may not exceed $3.00. (State Wildlife Account-State)

9. Commercial License Buyback - One-time funding is provided to buy back purse seine fishing licenses as part of a commercial license buyback program. This program allows salmon fishers the opportunity to sell their licenses back to the state and exit from salmon fisheries.

11. Fish Acclimation Pond Study - Funding is provide for a feasibility study for an acclimation pond at or near the Chelan fish hatchery.

12. Mitigate Hatchery Reduction - Funding is provided to restore budget reductions that threatened hatchery production and public education opportunities at the Issaquah facility.

13. Habitat Mitigation Agreements - Funding for upland habitat mitigation agreements in the Snake River region is transferred from the capital budget to the operating budget. The $500,000 capital appropriation from the wildlife account for this purpose is deleted. Instead, $500,000 from the wildlife account is transferred to the special wildlife account-- state to be available for appropriations for habitat mitigation agreements over multiple biennia. (Special Wildlife Account - State, Special Wildlife Account - Local)

14. Lease Payments & Facility Plan - Funding is provided for lease payments for the hatchery manager's residence at the Vancouver facility. Funding is also included for design work for an environmental education facility in cooperation with the Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center.

15. Critical Wildlife Disease Testing - In the 2002 supplemental budget, the department received $180,000 for Fiscal Year 2003 to help control critical wildlife diseases such as Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk and swan lead poisoning. However, the supplemental funding was not fully recognized in the 2003-05 budget. This item fully funds these activities in the second year of the biennium. (State Wildlife Account-State)

16. Wildfire - Wildfires burned in excess of 6,250 acres of WDFW lands during the summer of 2003. To date, unanticipated fire suppression and rehabilitation costs amount to $250,000. Within this amount, $122,000 shall be paid to the Department of Natural Resources for their costs incurred for fire suppression related to Fish and Wildlife lands. These one-time funds will allow for immediate rehabilitation of lands to control erosion, restore native perennial vegetation, and to limit the spread of noxious weeds. Funding is also provided for restoration of deer, elk and boundary fencing on agency lands destroyed by wildfires. (Wildlife Account-State)

17. Access Area Maintenance - Increased use of agency access sites has resulted in steady deterioration of boat ramps, signs, fences, and restrooms as well as an erosion of agency weed control efforts at these sites. Revenue from the sale of vehicle use permits has increased substantially over the last two years. This item provides funding from dedicated revenues for additional maintenance and weed control at access sites. (State-Wildlife Account-State)

 

 

2003-05 Revised Omnibus Operating Budget (2004 Supp)

State Parks and Recreation Commission

(Dollars in Thousands)

As Passed House As Passed Senate Agreed Upon

GF-S Total GF-S Total GF-S Total

2003-05 Original Appropriations 59,962 103,146 59,962 103,146 59,962 103,146

Total Maintenance Changes 87 227 87 227 87 227

2004 Policy Changes:

1. Digital Government 0 72 0 72 0 72

2. Grants and Donations 0 750 0 750 0 750

Total Policy Changes 0 822 0 822 0 822

2003-05 Revised Appropriations 60,049 104,195 60,049 104,195 60,049 104,195

Comments:

1. Digital Government - State Parks recently replaced its aging network server. A combination of one-time and on going funding is provided for information technology upgrades for this server that will enable State Parks to improve computer security and utilize statewide, new-generation applications that currently cannot be used, such as the Travel Voucher System. (Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account-State)

2. Grants and Donations - State Parks periodically receives unrestricted donations as well as grants for specific park-related purposes. State law provides for donations to be deposited in the Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account. Expenditure authority is provided so the agency can expend these donations. (Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account-State, Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account-Private/Local)

 

 

 

 

House Operating Budget

 

 

30 (3) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

31 year 2005 is provided solely for a review of emergency fire suppression

32 costs in the department of natural resources. The state auditor's

33 office shall coordinate this study with the joint legislative audit and

34 review committee performance audit of the emergency fire suppression

35 program. The state auditor's review of fire suppression costs shall

36 examine payroll documents and invoices to determine if appropriate

37 controls are in place to ensure that only appropriate emergency fires

38 suppression costs are charged to the emergency fire suppression budget.

 

10 (20) $122,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is

11 provided solely to reimburse the department of natural resources for

12 fire suppression costs incurred on department of fish and wildlife

13 lands.

 

30 Sec. 307. 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 s 308 (uncodified) is amended to

31 read as follows:

32 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

33 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2004) . . . . . (($30,307,000))

34 $54,189,000

35 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2005) . . . . . (($34,233,000))

36 $36,554,000

37 General Fund--Federal Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . (($3,809,000))

38 $5,116,000

Code Rev/LL:ads Official Print - 107 S-5232.3 3rd draft

1 General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation . . . . . . . . . $2,482,000

2 Forest Development Account--State

3 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($52,060,000))

4 $52,075,000

5 Off Road Vehicle Account--State

6 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,028,000))

7 $4,029,000

8 Surveys and Maps Account--State

9 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,760,000))

10 $2,761,000

11 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State

12 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($6,884,000))

13 $8,925,000

14 Resources Management Cost Account--State

15 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($70,391,000))

16 $70,418,000

17 Surface Mining Reclamation Account--State

18 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,293,000

19 Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation . . . . .$7,200,000

20 State Toxic Control Account--State Appropriation . . . .$750,000

21 Water Quality Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . .$2,479,000

22 Aquatic Land Dredged Material Disposal Site

23 Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $1,311,000

24 Natural Resource Conservation Areas Stewardship

25 Account Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $83,000

26 Air Pollution Control Account--State

27 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$526,000

28 Agricultural College Trust Management Account

29 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,868,000

30 Derelict Vessel Removal Account--State

31 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,130,000

32 TOTAL APPROPRIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($223,844,000))

33 $254,189,000

 

1 (18)(a) $2,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for

2 fiscal year 2005, $750,000 of the state toxics control account--state

3 appropriation, and $2,000,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement

4 account--state appropriation are provided solely for the purpose of

5 settling Pacific Sound Resources v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe

6 Railroad, et al. In the event: (i) A final settlement agreement is

7 not signed by the port of Seattle, Pacific Sound Resources, and the

8 department of natural resources by March 25, 2004; or (ii) the U.S.

9 environmental protection agency, or the department of justice if

10 necessary, fail to settle with the state and the department and provide

11 a covenant not to sue and contribution protection with no additional

12 consideration required, then $550,000 of the general fund--state

13 appropriation for fiscal year 2005 shall be available to use to fund

14 the existing PSR litigation and the remainder of the amounts provided

15 in this subsection (a) shall lapse.

16 (b) $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

17 year 2004 is provided solely for legal defense costs in Pacific Sound

18 Resources v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad et al.

 

31 (i) One representative from each of the following interests:

32 Agriculture, industry, environmental, fisheries, water utilities, and

33 power utilities;

34 (ii) One representative of cities and one representative of

35 counties;

36 (iii) Two representatives of Indian tribes, one from eastern

37 Washington and one from western Washington;

38 (iv) Three representatives of the executive branch of state

39 government; and

1 (v) The department of ecology shall invite a representative of the

2 United States bureau of reclamation to participate as a member of the

3 task force.

 

6 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $562,000

7 Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Account--

8 State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,392,000))

9 $3,467,000

 

27 (15) $75,000 of the recreational fisheries enhancement account and

28 $75,000 of the state wildlife account--state appropriation are provided

29 solely to implement additional selective recreational fisheries to

30 include one additional fishery each in eastern and western Washington.

31 The department shall determine the eastern Washington fishery, and the

32 western Washington fishery shall be for Lake Washington sockeye.

33 (16) $16,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is

34 provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2621

35 (razor clam license). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2004, the

36 amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

37 (17) $417,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is

38 provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 2431 (Dungeness

1 crab card). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2004, the amount

2 provided in this subsection shall lapse.

3 (18) $112,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

4 year 2005 is provided solely to buy back purse seine fishing licenses.

5 (19) $180,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is

6 provided solely to test deer and elk for chronic wasting disease and to

7 document the extent of swan lead poisoning. Of this amount, $65,000 is

8 provided solely to document the extent of swan lead poisoning and to

9 begin environmental cleanup.

10 (20) $122,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is

11 provided solely to reimburse the department of natural resources for

12 fire suppression costs incurred on department of fish and wildlife

13 lands.

14 (21) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

15 year 2005 and $150,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation are

16 provided solely to complete phase II of the contract management system

17 (CAPS). The CAPS system phase II shall be operational no later than

18 June 30, 2005.

19 (22) From within existing funding, the department shall provide a

20 report to the appropriate committees of the legislature identifying

21 options for reducing future allocations for the harvest of salmon in

22 the event that a group's actual catch exceeds a current allocation.

23 The report shall identify any statutory changes that would be required

24 to implement such an accountability system.

25 (23) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

26 year 2005 is provided solely for lease payments for the Vancouver

27 hatchery staff residence and for the development of plans for an

28 educational facility in cooperation with the Columbia Springs

29 environmental education center.

 

28 Sec. 306. 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 s 307 (uncodified) is amended to

29 read as follows:

30 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

31 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2004) . . . . . (($41,453,000))

32 $41,600,000

33 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2005) . . . . . (($40,179,000))

34 $40,584,000

35 General Fund--Federal Appropriation . . . . . . . . . (($31,632,000))

36 $40,316,000

37 General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation . . . . . . (($24,300,000))

38 $29,420,000

1 Off Road Vehicle Account--State

2 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $501,000

3 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State

4 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,620,000

5 Public Safety and Education Account--State

6 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $562,000

7 Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Account--

8 State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,392,000))

9 $3,467,000

10 Warm Water Game Fish Account--State

11 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,568,000

12 Eastern Washington Pheasant Enhancement Account--

13 State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750,000

14 Wildlife Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . . . (($57,138,000))

15 $58,922,000

16 Wildlife Account--Federal Appropriation . . . . . . . (($38,216,000))

17 $29,532,000

18 Wildlife Account--Private/Local

19 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($15,158,000))

20 $10,038,000

21 ((Game)) Special Wildlife Account--State

22 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,949,000))

23 $2,068,000

24 ((Game)) Special Wildlife Account--Federal

25 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($9,598,000))

26 $8,720,000

27 ((Game)) Special Wildlife Account--Private/Local

28 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($350,000))

29 $450,000

30 Environmental Excellence Account--State

31 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000

32 Regional Fisheries Salmonid Recovery Account--

33 Federal Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,750,000

34 Oil Spill Prevention Account--State

35 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $981,000

36 Oyster Reserve Land Account--State

37 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($137,000))

38 $411,000

39 TOTAL APPROPRIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .          (($276,249,000)) $278,275,000

 

 

25 (x) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal

26 year 2005 is provided solely for deposit in the natural science,

27 wildlife, and environmental partnership account--state for the grant

28 program established in chapter 22, Laws of 2003 (ESHB 1466).

 

39 Wildlife Account: For transfer to the special

1 wildlife account, $250,000 in fiscal year 2004

2 and $250,000 in fiscal year 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . $500,000

 

 

4 Sec. 302. 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 s 303 (uncodified) is amended to

5 read as follows:

6 FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

7 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2004) . . . . . (($29,986,000))

8 $30,015,000

9 General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2005) . . . . . (($29,976,000))

10 $30,034,000

11 General Fund--Federal Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,666,000

12 General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . $63,000

13 Winter Recreation Program Account--State

14 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,079,000

15 Off Road Vehicle Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . . . $285,000

16 Snowmobile Account--State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . $4,790,000

17 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State

18 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $332,000

19 Public Safety and Education Account--State

20 Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,000

21 Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account--

22 Private/Local Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300,000

23 Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account--

24 State Appropriation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($33,769,000))

25 $34,431,000

26 TOTAL APPROPRIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($102,993,000)) $104,042,000

 

 

2004 Supplemental Omnibus Operating Budget

(Dollars in Thousands)

Conf. Proposal As Passed House As Passed Senate

GF-S Total GF-S Total GF-S Total

Natural Resources

Department of Ecology 5,012 6,705 5,347 8,572 3,823 6,209

WA Pollution Liab Insurance Program 0 0 0 2 0 0

State Parks and Recreation Comm 87 1,049 87 1,049 87 1,049

Interagency Comm for Outdoor Rec 125 250 225 350 315 440

Environmental Hearings Office 49 49 49 49 49 49

State Conservation Commission 0 250 0 250 0 0

Dept of Fish and Wildlife 552 2,157 462 2,137 470 1,712

Department of Natural Resources 26,203 30,358 24,985 26,729 24,893 26,408

Department of Agriculture 3,889 4,206 4,439 4,756 2,284 2,516

Total Natural Resources 35,917 45,024 35,594 43,894 31,921 38,383

 

2003-05 Revised Omnibus Operating Budget (2004 Supp)

Department of Natural Resources

(Dollars in Thousands)

Conf. Proposal As Passed House As Passed Senate

GF-S Other Total GF-S Other Total GF-S Other Total

2003-05 Original Appropriations 64,540 215,605 280,145 64,540 215,605 280,145 64,540 215,605 280,145

Total Maintenance Changes 19 58 77 19 58 77 19 58 77

2004 Policy Changes:

1. NRCA Fire Damage Restoration 60 0 60 60 0 60 60 0 60

2. Pacific Sound Resources Litigation 300 0 300 940 0 940 940 0 940

3. Emergency Fire Suppression 23,516 1,307 24,823 23,516 1,307 24,823 23,516 1,307 24,823

4. Access Roads (SHB 2506) 0 0 0 0 161 161 0 0 0

5. State-Owned Forest Land (ESHB 2753) 0 0 0 0 178 178 0 0 0

6. Marina Rent Study 0 40 40 0 40 40 0 0 0

7. Recreation Site & Trail Maintenance 200 0 200 450 0 450 0 0 0

8. Avoiding Camp & Trail Closures 0 0 0 0 0 0 200 0 200

9. Forest Health Study (2SSB 6144) 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 150 200

10. Mapping of Gravel & Stone Deposits 108 0 108 0 0 0 108 0 108

11. Pacific Sound Resources Settlement 2,000 2,750 4,750 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total Policy Changes 26,184 4,097 30,281 24,966 1,686 26,652 24,874 1,457 26,331

2003-05 Revised Appropriations 90,743 219,760 310,503 89,525 217,349 306,874 89,433 217,120 306,553

Difference from Original Appropriations 26,203 4,155 30,358 24,985 1,744 26,729 24,893 1,515 26,408

% Change from Original Appropriations 40.6% 1.9% 10.8% 38.7% 0.8% 9.5% 38.6% 0.7% 9.4%

Comments:

1. NRCA Fire Damage Restoration - One-time funding is provided for habitat restoration in the Department-managed Loomis Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA), which sustained damage as a result of fighting the Farewell Creek fire during the summer of 2003. Restoration work for this conservation area will meet a higher standard than restoration on non-conservation lands, and will include reshaping slopes to the natural contour and the replanting of a fire road with native vegetation.

2. Pacific Sound Resources Litigation - One-time funding is provided for legal defense costs related to a toxic-cleanup lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court by Pacific Sound Resources (PSR) and the Port of Seattle against the state of Washington, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and other defendants.

3. Emergency Fire Suppression - One-time funding is provided for incurred and anticipated emergency fire suppression costs during FY 2004 in excess of the Department's existing fire suppression appropriations. Funding includes $1.0 million in anticipated fire suppression costs. Funding is also provided in the appropriations for the Department of Fish and Wildlife to offset costs incurred by the Department of Natural Resources for fire suppression on the Department of Fish and Wildlife lands. Emergency fire suppression funding is not provided for indirect and administrative costs within the Department. (General Fund-State, General Fund-Federal)

6. Marina Rent Study - One-time funding is provided for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to calculate the rent for DNR-leased marinas to be based on a percentage of a marina's income and to recommend an appropriate formula to the 2005 Legislature. (Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account-State)

7. Recreation Site & Trail Maintenance - Ongoing funding is provided to avoid closures of camp sites and trails mantained by the department. This additional funding, along with increases provided in the biennial budget from the Off Road Vehicle Account-State, restores 2003-05 reductions in General Fund-State support for camp sites and trails. If additional funding is required to avoid closures to camp sites and trails during the 2003-05 biennium, the Department is directed to reduce expenditures for agency administration by five percent and redeploy those general fund resources to the recreation program prior to closing any camp sites or trails.

10. Mapping of Gravel & Stone Deposits - One-time funding is provided for the mapping of gravel and stone resources for Clark and Yakima counties. The project should produce electronic geologic maps with databases that estimate thickness and volumes of the deposits.

11. Pacific Sound Resources Settlement - One-time funding is provided for settlement costs related to a toxic-cleanup lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court by Pacific Sound Resources (PSR) and the Port of Seattle against the State of Washington, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and other defendants. (State Toxics

 

 

2003-05 Revised Omnibus Operating Budget (2004 Supp)

Department of Fish and Wildlife

(Dollars in Thousands)

Conf. Proposal As Passed House As Passed Senate

GF-S Other Total GF-S Other Total GF-S Other Total

2003-05 Original Appropriations 81,632 196,208 277,840 81,632 196,208 277,840 81,632 196,208 277,840

Total Maintenance Changes 140 -407 -267 140 -407 -267 140 -407 -267

2004 Policy Changes:

1. Contract Management System 150 150 300 150 150 300 150 150 300

2. Hunter Education 0 43 43 0 43 43 0 43 43

3. Oyster Reserve 0 274 274 0 274 274 0 274 274

4. Select Fishery-Lake Wash & E. WA 0 150 150 0 150 150 30 120 150

5. Economic Rec Fisheries (SHB 2920) 0 0 0 60 0 60 0 0 0

6. Razor Clam License (SHB 2621) 0 16 16 0 16 16 0 0 0

7. Fish and Wildlife Moneys (SHB 2626) 0 0 0 0 70 70 0 0 0

8. Dungeness Crab Card (SHB 2431) 0 417 417 0 417 417 0 0 0

9. Commercial License Buyback 112 0 112 112 0 112 0 0 0

10. Facility & Operating Efficiencies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 100

11. Fish Acclimation Pond Study 50 0 50 0 0 0 50 0 50

12. Mitigate Hatchery Reduction 50 0 50 0 0 0 50 0 50

13. Habitat Mitigation Agreements 0 200 200 0 200 200 0 200 200

14. Lease Payments & Facility Plan 50 0 50 0 0 0 50 0 50

15. Critical Wildlife Disease Testing 0 180 180 0 180 180 0 180 180

16. Wildfire 0 416 416 0 416 416 0 416 416

17. Access Area Maintenance 0 166 166 0 166 166 0 166 166

Total Policy Changes 412 2,012 2,424 322 2,082 2,404 330 1,649 1,979

2003-05 Revised Appropriations 82,184 197,813 279,997 82,094 197,883 279,977 82,102 197,450 279,552

Difference from Original Appropriations 552 1,605 2,157 462 1,675 2,137 470 1,242 1,712

% Change from Original Appropriations 0.7% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6% 0.9% 0.8% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%

Comments:

1. Contract Management System - The current contract management system within the Department tracks approximately 1,300 contracts and amendments annually. The Department has developed the first phase of a revised system and seeks to complete the system. This item provides one-time funding for completion of the financial reporting components of the system to provide timely and relevant management information about projects and funding. It is assumed that future operations and maintenance needs for the system are to be absorbed by the Department. (General Fund-State, State Wildlife Account-State)

2. Hunter Education - Increasing demand for hunter education has limited the Department's ability to provide adequate numbers of courses to the public and/or retain sufficient numbers of qualified instructors. This item provides one-time funding of $40,000 for instructor training and recognition costs and an increase of $3,500 in ongoing funding for classroom materials and out-of-pocket instructor costs. (State Wildlife Account-State)

3. Oyster Reserve - During the 2001-03 Biennium, revenues from the oyster reserve program exceeded initial projections by roughly $160,000. The success of the program requires additional work to maintain existing revenues and to expand the program to increase revenues in future years. Initial authority allowed the Department to use 40 percent of the revenue to administer the program, to return 10 percent to the state general fund, and to transfer 50 percent to the Puget Sound Action Team for distribution as grants to improve septic systems in coastal areas of Southwest Washington. This item provides an increase of $274,000 to continue and expand current activities and brings the total spending to $411,000 per biennium. (Oyster Reserve Lands Account-State)

4. Select Fishery-Lake Wash & E. WA - Preliminary forecasts indicate a Lake Washington Sockeye salmon return of roughly 600,000 fish. The number of fish returning is expected to be 20-25 percent higher than the 1990 season when that fishery provided an estimated economic value to the region of $6.0 million. For 2004, the projected economic value to the region is estimated at $9.0 to $12.0 million. To provide this recreational opportunity to the public, the Department must increase fishery monitoring and sampling to ensure that fish listed under the Endangered Species Act are adequately protected. This item provides one-time funding to conduct supplemental monitoring and sampling to open the Lake Washington Sockeye Fishery and one additional Eastern Washington recreational fishery during the 2004 season. (Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Account-State, State Wildlife Account-State)

6. Razor Clam License (SHB 2621) - Funding is provided to administer a new razor clam license as outlined in Substitute House Bill 2621 (razor clam license). The bill establishes an annual and a three-day razor clam license, eliminates the two-day personal use shellfish and seaweed license, and limits the ability of the Department to collect personal information from an applicant. The three-day razor clam license is $3.30 for both residents and non-residents and the annual razor clam license costs $5.50 for a Washington resident and $11.00 for a non-resident. In addition, razor clam licenses are assessed a surcharge for biotoxin testing and monitoring. (State Wildlife Account-State)

8. Dungeness Crab Card (SHB 2431) - Funding is provided to implement Substitute House Bill 2431 (dungeness crab endorsement ). The bill requires the Department to use revenue from the sale of dungeness catch record cards for sampling and monitoring of the harvest associated with the dungeness crab recreational fisheries. The bill requires a catch record card endorsement for Puget Sound recreational fishers to take or possess dungeness crab. The endorsements may not exceed $3.00. (State Wildlife Account-State)

9. Commercial License Buyback - One-time funding is provided to buy back purse seine fishing licenses as part of a commercial license buyback program. This program allows salmon fishers the opportunity to sell their licenses back to the state and exit from salmon fisheries.

11. Fish Acclimation Pond Study - One-time funding is provide for a feasibility study for an acclimation pond at or near the Chelan fish hatchery.

12. Mitigate Hatchery Reduction - Ongoing funding is provided to restore budget reductions that threatened hatchery production and public education opportunities at the

Issaquah facility.

13. Habitat Mitigation Agreements - Funding for upland habitat mitigation agreements in the Snake River region is transferred from the capital budget to the operating budget.

The $500,000 capital appropriation from the state wildlife account for this purpose is deleted. Instead, $500,000 from the state wildlife account is transferred to the special wildlife account-state to be available for appropriations for habitat mitigation agreements over multiple biennia. (Special Wildlife Account - State, Special Wildlife Account - Local)

14. Lease Payments & Facility Plan - One-time funding is provided for lease payments for the hatchery manager's residence at the Vancouver facility. Funding is also included for design work for an environmental education facility in cooperation with the Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center.

15. Critical Wildlife Disease Testing - In the 2002 supplemental budget, the Department received $180,000 in FY 2003 to help control wildlife disease, such as chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk, and to document sources of swan lead poisoning. However, the supplemental funding was not fully recognized in the 2003-05 budget. This item fully funds these activities in the second year. Of the amount provided, $115,000 is to continue CWD testing in deer and elk and $65,000 is provided to document the extent of lead poisoning in swans and to begin the process of environmental cleanup. (State Wildlife Account-State)

16. Wildfire - Wildfires burned in excess of 6,250 acres of Department lands during the summer of 2003. Funding is provided for fire suppression costs and rehabilitation costs on agency lands. The Department will reimburse $122,000 of these funds to the Department of Natural Resources for fire suppression costs on Department of Fish and Wildlife lands. Rehabilitation includes erosion control, restoring native perennial vegetation, and limiting the spread of noxious weeds. Additional funding in the amount of $166,000 is provided for restoration of deer, elk, and boundary fencing on agency lands destroyed by wildfires. (State Wildlife Account-State)

17. Access Area Maintenance - Increased use of agency access sites has resulted in steady deterioration of boat ramps, signs, fences, and restrooms as well as an erosion of agency weed control efforts at these sites. Funding is provided from the sale of vehicle use permits to support maintenance and weed control activities at boat ramps, signs, fences, and restrooms. (State-Wildlife Account-State)

 

2004 Supplemental Omnibus Operating Budget

(Dollars in Thousands)

Conf. Proposal As Passed House As Passed Senate

GF-S Total GF-S Total GF-S Total

Natural Resources

Department of Ecology 5,012 6,705 5,347 8,572 3,823 6,209

WA Pollution Liab Insurance Program 0 0 0 2 0 0

State Parks and Recreation Comm 87 1,049 87 1,049 87 1,049

Interagency Comm for Outdoor Rec 125 250 225 350 315 440

Environmental Hearings Office 49 49 49 49 49 49

State Conservation Commission 0 250 0 250 0 0

Dept of Fish and Wildlife 552 2,157 462 2,137 470 1,712

Department of Natural Resources 26,203 30,358 24,985 26,729 24,893 26,408

Department of Agriculture 3,889 4,206 4,439 4,756 2,284 2,516

Total Natural Resources 35,917 45,024 35,594 43,894 31,921 38,383

 

2003-05 Revised Omnibus Operating Budget (2004 Supp)

State Parks and Recreation Commission

(Dollars in Thousands)

Conf. Proposal As Passed House As Passed Senate

GF-S Other Total GF-S Other Total GF-S Other Total

2003-05 Original Appropriations 59,962 43,184 103,146 59,962 43,184 103,146 59,962 43,184 103,146

Total Maintenance Changes 87 140 227 87 140 227 87 140 227

2004 Policy Changes:

1. Digital Government 0 72 72 0 72 72 0 72 72

2. Grants and Donations 0 750 750 0 750 750 0 750 750

Total Policy Changes 0 822 822 0 822 822 0 822 822

2003-05 Revised Appropriations 60,049 44,146 104,195 60,049 44,146 104,195 60,049 44,146 104,195

Difference from Original Appropriations 87 962 1,049 87 962 1,049 87 962 1,049

% Change from Original Appropriations 0.1% 2.2% 1.0% 0.1% 2.2% 1.0% 0.1% 2.2% 1.0%

Comments:

1. Digital Government - State Parks recently replaced its network server. Funding is proved to replace outdated software, improve computer security, and utilize statewide applications, such as the Travel Voucher System. A combination of one-time ($66,400) and ongoing technical support ($5,600) is provided. (Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account-State)

2. Grants and Donations - State Parks periodically receives unrestricted donations as well as grants for specific park-related purposes. State law provides for donations to be deposited in the Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account-State. Expenditure authority is provided so the agency can expend these donations. (Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account-State, Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account-Private/Local)