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Department of Natural Resources

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 1,419.7 136,105 422,818 558,923
2019-21 Maintenance Level 1,419.7 136,108 422,858 558,966
Difference from 2017-19 0.0 3 40 43
% Change from 2017-19 0.0% 0.00% 0.01% 0.01%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Balance to Available Revenue 0.0 0 (183) (183)
Forest Practices Fund Correction 0.0 0 (477) (477)
Adjust to Fire Response Spending 0.0 (2,182) 0 (2,182)
Adjust Fire Suppression Spending 0.0 (8,000) 0 (8,000)
Greenhouse Emission Limits 2.2 0 704 704
Small Forest Landowner Assistance 0.50 100 0 100
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 2.7 (10,082) 44 (10,038)

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 6 27 33
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 6 27 33

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 1 3 4
Attorney General 0.0 22 101 123
DES Central Services 0.0 4 18 22
OFM Central Services 0.0 66 309 375
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 93 431 524
Total Policy Changes 2.7 (9,983) 502 (9,481)
2019-21 Policy Level 1,422.4 126,125 423,360 549,485
Difference from 2017-19 2.7 (9,980) 542 (9,438)
% Change from 2017-19 0.19% (7.3%) 0.13% (1.7%)

Policy Changes

Attorney General

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges from the Attorney General’s Office. (Forest Development Account - State, General Fund - State, Resource Management Cost Account - State, other funds)

DES Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; capital project surcharges; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; small agency services; and the department’s enterprise applications. (Forest Development Account - State, General Fund - State, Resource Management Cost Account - State, other funds)

OFM Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other OFM central services. (Forest Development Account - State, General Fund - State, Resource Management Cost Account - State, other funds)

Balance to Available Revenue

Expenditure authority for the Forest Fire Protection Assessment Account is reduced to balance with available revenue. Expenditures from this account are used for forest fire preparedness and prevention in areas not covered by other fire protection services. (Forest Fire Protection Assessment - State, General Fund - State)

Forest Practices Fund Correction

This item partially shifts the cost of administering forest practices from the Forest and Fish Support Account (FFSA) to the Model Toxics Control Operating Account and reduces expenditure authority in FFSA to reflect one-time program savings. Revenue collection in the FFSA is limited to $8.5 million each biennium. This shift will ensure a positive balance in the FFSA. (Forest and Fish Support Account - State, General Fund - State, Model Toxics Control Operating Acct - State)

Adjust to Fire Response Spending

Funding is reduced to reflect the department's spending plan for new wildfire and forest health staff and programs in the 2019-21 biennium. (Forest Fire Protection Assessment - State, General Fund - State)

Adjust Fire Suppression Spending

Funding for wildfire suppression is reduced based on actual expenditures in the first three months of fiscal year 2020. (General Fund - State)

Greenhouse Emission Limits

Contingent upon passage of executive request legislation, the department will develop a strategy to reduce agency greenhouse gas emissions and participate in a work group to align Washington state emission targets with the latest scientific guidance. (General Fund - State, Model Toxics Control Operating Acct - State)

Small Forest Landowner Assistance

This funding provides for additional field capacity to help small forest landowners with technical assistance, including complying with forest practices regulations, assisting with road repair and maintenance issues to avoid sedimentation into streams, protecting riparian buffers, and accessing financial assistance programs. (General Fund - State)

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase

For eligible Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Systems Plan 1 members, this item provides an increase of 1.5 percent, up to a maximum of $22 per month. (Forest Development Account - State, General Fund - State, Resource Management Cost Account - State, other funds)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of state archiving and state records center costs from the Secretary of State’s Office. (Forest Development Account - State, General Fund - State, Resource Management Cost Account - State)