WSR 01-02-090

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE

FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION

[ Filed January 3, 2001, 10:40 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Public records, chapter 286-06 WAC, Deadlines -- Applications, plans, and matching resources, WAC 286-13-040(5).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 34.05.370 Rule-making file, chapter 42.17 RCW, Public records, RCW 46.09.240(1) NOVA, 79A.25.210 FARR, 79A.15.070 WWRP, 79A.25.080 BFP and federal programs.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Public Records: Routine "housekeeping" updates would improve clarity through the use of more appropriate text, including deletion of unnecessary wording and adding explanatory language. Sections on assistance to the public and privacy would be expanded, photocopy charges updated, and some prerogatives expanded to include IAC's board.

Deadlines: The "waiver of deadlines" section would be improved if further explanatory text were added to two of the examples provided. That is, state the type of waiver to which they apply.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: It is our intent to advance this rule proposal through a participatory process that includes distribution of copies of the recommended changes to IAC's advisory committees and other interested parties, including those who have asked to be placed on IAC's WAC notification listing. We will encourage comments via mail, e-mail, telephone, and in person. Based on any comments, revisions will be considered before presentation of final recommendations to IAC's board for adoption in an advertised and open public meeting.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by providing questions and comments to Greg Lovelady, Rules Coordinator, Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation, Natural Resources Building, P.O. Box 40917, Olympia, WA 98504-0917, e-mail gregl@iac.wa.gov, phone (360) 902-3008, TDD (360) 902-1996, fax (360) 902-3026.

January 3, 2001

Gregory W. Lovelady

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office