WSR 12-15-018

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PARKS AND RECREATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed July 10, 2012, 4:54 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The agency will conduct a limited review of the following chapters of administrative rules: Chapter 352-32 WAC, Public use of state park areas, WAC 352-32-030, 352-32-056, and 352-32-125.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 79A.05 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: State parks will conduct a limited review of the WACs pertaining to public use of state park areas. This review will be conducted to consider winter recreation program specific issues related to overnight camping, peace and quiet, fires and campfires. The review may also result in minor changes and corrections to rules in order to bring rules up-to-date with current terminology, and any necessary corrections of references to statutes contained in the rules.

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 Pamela McConkey, Washington State Parks, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, phone (360) 902-8595, fax (360) 586-6651, e-mail pamela.mcconkey@parks.wa.gov.

July 10, 2012

Valeria Evans

Management Analyst

Washington State Code Reviser's Office