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Forest Practices Appeals Board
NOTE: After June 30, 2010, all forest practice appeals must be filed with the Pollution Control Hearings Board. The Forest Practices Appeals Board will be abolished pursuant to Substitute House Bill 2935, Laws of 2010, which consolidated environmental and land use hearings boards.
"Your Right to Be Heard"
An online pamphlet describing practice before the FPAB and procedures for filing a new appeal.

Other Resources
  About the FPAB

The Forest Practices Appeals Board hears appeals from the decisions of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) including the approval or disapproval of a forest practices application, civil penalties, stop work orders and notices to comply.

The Board's sole function is to provide all litigants a full and complete administrative hearing, as promptly as possible, followed by a fair and impartial written decision based on the facts and law.

The FPAB is an independent, quasi-judicial hearings board entirely separate from DNR and any other state, regional or local unit of government.

The Board consists of three members, who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate for staggered six-year terms. One of the three must be an attorney. The presiding officer at each hearing is an Administrative Appeals Judge on staff within the Environmental Hearings Office.