WSR 03-01-129

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PARKS AND RECREATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed December 19, 2002, 11:54 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will conduct a review of the provisions of chapter 352-32 WAC, Public use of state park areas, with an emphasis on those rules related to the new, revised and current collection of fees and permits.

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: The review of chapter 352-32 WAC is in response to the implementation of new and revised fees and permits as well as the need to revise any current rules in this chapter related to their collections. The review will also provide for general housekeeping and minor changes in text. The commission will review the chapter with an emphasis on the use and financial impacts of discounts, waivers and passes related to park fees and permits. The review is intended to identify opportunities to adopt clear, viable and equitable rules for the health, safety, preservation and financial stability of Washington's state park system for the benefit of all citizens of the state.

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. To obtain additional information or to comment on the commission rules begin reviewed, contact Pamela McConkey, Manager, Visitor Services, Washington State Parks, P.O. Box 42560, 7150 Cleanwater Lane, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, phone (360) 902-8595, fax (360) 586-5875, e-mail pamm@parks.wa.gov.

December 19, 2002

Jim French, Chief

Policy Research and Program

Washington State Code Reviser's Office