WSR 02-16-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PARKS AND RECREATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed August 6, 2002, 12:55 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will conduct a review of all fees established under the provisions of chapter 352-32 WAC, Public use of state park areas, and may determine the need to establish new or amend existing administrative rules in this chapter.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Through the power granted by the legislature in chapter 79A.05 RCW and specifically under RCW 79A.05.070, the commission is authorized to charge such fees for services, utilities, and use of facilities as the commission shall deem proper. The commission has established a fee structure under the provisions of chapter 352-32 WAC for use of lands, facilities, programs, services, and materials published by state parks. The commission intends to evaluate and where appropriate revise the structure and amount of fees charged at all Washington state park facilities.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rita Cooper, Assistant Director, Washington State Parks, P.O. Box 42650, 7150 Cleanwater Lane, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, phone (360) 586-6606, fax (360) 753-1594, e-mail Rita.cooper@parks.wa.gov.

August 6, 2002

Jim French, Chief

Policy Research and

Program Development

Washington State Code Reviser's Office