WSR 98-04-065

PERMANENT RULES

PARKS AND RECREATION

COMMISSION

[Filed February 2, 1998, 1:20 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: January 16, 1998.

Purpose: Annual review of WAC language adjustments to reflect changing circumstances regarding public use of state parks.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 352-32 WAC, WAC 352-32-010, 352-32-030, 352-32-037, 352-32-045, 352-32-047, 352-32-075, 352-32-080, 352-32-085, 352-32-120, 352-32-130, 352-32-140, 352-32-150, 352-32-165, 352-32-170, 352-32-195, 352-32-200, 352-32-210, 352-32-25001, 352-32-25002, 35-251, 352-32-252, 352-32-300 and 352-32-330; and new sections WAC 352-32-01001 and 352-32-215.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.51.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-23-089 on November 19, 1997.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The commission voted to keep the maximum number of camping nights at ten consecutive nights from April 1 through September 30, however, voted to provide park rangers discretion to allow campers up to fourteen consecutive nights when the park has adequate sites available. The commission also adopted clarifying language under the definition "camping party" in order to be clear within RCW 43.51.055.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 2, amended 24, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 2, amended 24, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 2, 1998

Jim French

Senior Policy Analyst

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-21-133, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98)

WAC 352-32-010 Definitions. Whenever used in this chapter the following terms shall be defined as herein indicated:

"Bivouac" shall mean to camp overnight on a vertical rock climbing route on a ledge or in a hammock sling.

"Camping" shall mean erecting a tent or shelter or arranging bedding, or both, or parking a recreation vehicle or other vehicle for the purpose of remaining overnight.

"Camping ((unit)) party" shall mean an individual or a group of people (((one)) two or more persons) that is organized, equipped and capable of sustaining its own camping activity. A "camping party" is a "camping unit" for purposes of RCW 43.51.055.

"Commercial recreation use" is a recreational activity in a state park that is packaged and sold as a service by an organization or individual, other than state parks or a state park concessionaire.

"Commercial recreation provider" is any individual or organization that packages and sells a service that meets the definition of a commercial recreation use.

"Commission" shall mean the Washington state parks and recreation commission.

"Day area parking space" shall mean any designated parking space within any state park area designated for daytime vehicle parking.

"Director" shall mean the director of the Washington state parks and recreation commission.

"Emergency area" is an area in the park separate from the designated overnight camping area, which the park manager decides may be used for camping when no alternative camping facilities are available within reasonable driving distances.

"Environmental interpretation" shall mean the provision of services, materials, publications and/or facilities, including environmental learning centers (ELC), for other than basic access to parks and individual camping, picnicking, and boating in parks, that enhance public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural heritage through agency directed or self-learning activities.

"Environmental learning centers (ELC)" shall mean those specialized facilities, designated by the director, designed to promote outdoor recreation experiences and environmental education in a range of state park settings.

"Group camping areas" are designated areas usually primitive with minimal utilities and site amenities and are for the use of organized groups. Facilities and extent of development vary from park to park.

"Motorcycle" means every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a farm tractor and a moped.

"Multiple campsite" shall mean a designated and posted camping facility encompassing two or more individual standard, utility or primitive campsites.

"Overflow area" shall mean an area in a park separate from designated overnight and emergency camping areas, designated by the park manager, for camping to accommodate peak camping demands in the geographic region.

"Overnight accommodations" shall mean any facility or site designated for overnight occupancy within a state park area.

"Paraglider" shall mean an unpowered ultralight vehicle capable of flight, consisting of a fabric, rectangular or elliptical canopy or wing connected to the pilot by suspension lines and straps, made entirely of nonrigid materials except for the pilot's harness and fasteners. The term "paraglider" shall not include hang gliders or parachutes.

"Person" shall mean all natural persons, firms, partnerships, corporations, clubs, and all associations or combinations of persons whenever acting for themselves or by an agent, servant, or employee.

"Popular destination park" shall mean any state park designated by the director as a popular destination park because, it is typically occupied to capacity on Friday or Saturday night during the high use season.

"Primitive campsite" shall mean a campsite not provided with flush comfort station nearby and which may not have any of the amenities of a standard campsite.

"Public assembly" shall mean a meeting, rally, gathering, demonstration, vigil, picketing, speechmaking, march, parade, religious service, or other congregation of persons for the purpose of public expression of views of a political or religious nature for which there is a reasonable expectation that more than one hundred persons will attend based on information provided by the applicant. Public assemblies must be open to all members of the public, and are generally the subject of attendance solicitations circulated prior to the event, such as media advertising, flyers, brochures, word-of-mouth notification, or other form of prior encouragement to attend.

Alternatively, the agency director may declare an event to be a public assembly in the following cases: Where evidentiary circumstances and supporting material suggest that more than one hundred persons will attend, even where the applicant does not indicate such an expectation; or where there is reason to expect a need for special preparations by the agency or the applicant, due to the nature or location of the event.

"Ranger" shall mean a duly appointed Washington state parks ranger who is vested with police powers under RCW 43.51.170, and shall include the park manager in charge of any state park area.

"Recreation vehicle" shall mean a vehicle/trailer unit, van, pickup truck with camper, motor home, converted bus, or any similar type vehicle which contains sleeping and/or housekeeping accommodations.

"Residence" shall mean the long-term habitation of facilities at a given state park for purposes whose primary character is not recreational. "Residence" is characterized by one or both of the following patterns:

Camping at a given park for more than ((twenty)) thirty days within a ((thirty)) forty-day time period ((May)) April 1 through September 30; or ((thirty)) forty days within a sixty-day time period October 1 through ((April 30)) March 31. As provided in WAC 352-32-030(7), continuous occupancy of facilities by the same camping ((unit)) party shall be limited to ten consecutive nights ((May)) April 1 through September 30 ((and fifteen)). Provided that at the discretion of the park ranger the maximum stay may be extended to fourteen consecutive nights if the campground is not fully occupied. Campers may stay twenty consecutive nights October 1 through ((April 30)) March 31 in one park, after which the camping unit must vacate the overnight park facilities for three consecutive nights. The time period shall begin on the date for which the first night's fee is paid.

The designation of the park facility as a permanent or temporary address on official documents or applications submitted to public or private agencies or institutions.

"Sno-park" shall mean any designated winter recreational parking area.

"Special groomed trail area" shall mean those sno-park areas designated by the director as requiring a special groomed trail permit.

"Special recreation event" shall mean a group recreation activity in a state park sponsored or organized by an individual or organization that requires reserving park areas, planning, facilities, staffing, or other services beyond the level normally provided at the state park to ensure public welfare and safety and facility and/or environmental protection.

"Standard campsite" shall mean a designated camping site which is served by nearby domestic water, sink waste, garbage disposal, and flush comfort station ((and picnic table)).

"State park area" shall mean any area under the ownership, management, or control of the commission, including trust lands which have been withdrawn from sale or lease by order of the commissioner of public lands and the management of which has been transferred to the commission, and specifically including all those areas defined in WAC 352-16-020. State park areas do not include the seashore conservation area as defined in RCW 43.51.655 and as regulated under chapter ((352-36)) 352-37 WAC.

"Trailer dump station" shall mean any state park sewage disposal facility designated for the disposal of sewage waste from any recreation vehicle, other than as may be provided in a utility campsite.

"Upland" shall mean all lands lying above mean high water.

"Utility campsite" shall mean a standard campsite with the addition of electricity and which may have domestic water and/or sewer.

"Watercraft launch site" shall mean any facility located in a state park area designated for the purpose of placing or retrieving any vehicle-borne or trailer-borne watercraft into or out of the water.

"Water trail advisory committee" shall mean the twelve-member committee constituted by RCW 43.51.456.

"Water trail camping sites" shall mean those specially designated group camp areas identified with signs, that are near water ways, and that have varying facilities and extent of development.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. 97-21-133, 352-32-010, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. 96-22-018, 352-32-010, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. 96-02-015, 352-32-010, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-010, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060 and 43.51.395. 95-07-061, 352-32-010, filed 3/13/95, effective 4/13/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-23-024, 352-32-010, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. 94-08-036, 352-32-010, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-01-087, 352-32-010, filed 12/13/93, effective 1/13/94; 93-08-025, 352-32-010, filed 3/30/93, effective 5/1/93; 93-06-001, 352-32-010, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93; 91-09-001, 352-32-010, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 89-07-020 (Order 89-01), 352-32-010, filed 3/7/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.10.040, 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 87-24-032 (Order 102), 352-32-010, filed 11/24/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 87-08-008 (Order 100), 352-32-010, filed 3/23/87, effective 5/15/87; 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-010, filed 2/25/86; 81-09-034 (Order 50), 352-32-010, filed 4/14/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 80-14-009 (Order 48), 352-32-010, filed 9/22/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 80-05-007 (Order 45), 352-32-010, filed 4/4/80; Order 9, 352-32-010, filed 11/24/70.]

NEW SECTION

WAC 352-32-01001 Feeding wildlife. No person shall intentionally feed, attract, or artificially sustain wildlife in state park areas. The feeding of indigenous wildlife is prohibited in all state park areas unless otherwise posted. This section does not apply to authorized feeding programs established with the Washington state department of fish and wildlife.

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-02-015, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96)

WAC 352-32-030 Camping. (1) Camping facilities of the state parks within the Washington state parks and recreation commission system are designed and administered specifically to provide recreational opportunities for park visitors. Use of park facilities for purposes which are of a nonrecreational nature, such as long-term residency at park facilities, obstructs opportunities for recreational use, and is inconsistent with the purposes for which those facilities were designed.

No person or camping ((unit)) party may use any state park facility for residence purposes, as defined (WAC 352-32-010(((17)))).

(2) No person shall camp in any state park area except in areas specifically designated and/or marked for that purpose or as directed by a ranger.

(3) Occupants shall vacate camping facilities by removing their personal property therefrom ((prior to)) no later than 1:00 p.m., (((or other appropriate, established time in parks where camping is reserved))) if the applicable camping fee has not been paid or if the time limit for occupancy of the campsite has expired or the site is reserved by another party. Remaining in a campsite beyond the established checkout time shall subject the occupant to the payment of an additional camping fee.

(4) Use of utility campsites by tent campers shall be subject to payment of the utility campsite fee except when otherwise specified by a ranger.

(5) A campsite is considered occupied when it is being used for purposes of camping by a person or persons who have paid the camping fee within the applicable time limits or when it has been reserved through the appropriate procedures of the reservation system. No person shall take or attempt to take possession of a campsite when it is being occupied by another party, or when informed by a ranger that such site is occupied, or when the site is posted with a "reserved" sign. In the case of a reserved site, a person holding a valid reservation for that specific site may occupy it according to the rules relating to the reservation system for that park. In order to afford the public the greatest possible use of the state park system on a fair and equal basis, campsites in those parks not on the state park reservation system will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No person shall hold or attempt to hold campsite(s), for another camping ((unit)) party for present or future camping dates, except as prescribed for multiple campsites. Any site occupied by a camping ((unit)) party must be actively utilized for camping purposes.

(6) One person may register for one or more sites within a multiple campsite by paying the multiple campsite fee. ((Registration preference will be given to multiple camping units who want to use multiple sites.)) An individual may register and hold a multiple campsite for occupancy on the same day by other camping ((units)) parties. Multiple campsites in designated reservation parks are reservable under the reservation system.

(7) In order to afford the general public the greatest possible use of the state park system, on a fair and equal basis, and to prevent residential use, continuous occupancy of facilities by the same camping ((unit)) party shall be limited ((to ten)). Campers may stay ten consecutive nights in one park, after which the camping ((unit)) party must vacate the site for three consecutive nights, ((May)) April 1 through September 30, not to exceed ((twenty)) thirty days in a ((thirty)) forty-day time period((; and fifteen)). Provided that at the discretion of the park ranger the maximum stay may be extended to fourteen consecutive nights if the campground is not fully occupied. Campers may stay twenty consecutive nights in one park, after which the camping ((unit)) party must vacate the site for three consecutive nights, October 1 through ((April 30)) March 31, not to exceed ((thirty)) forty days in a sixty-day time period. This limitation shall not apply to those individuals who meet the qualifications of WAC 352-32-280 and 352-32-285.

(8) ((Only one camping unit with)) A maximum of eight people shall be permitted at a campsite overnight, unless otherwise authorized by a ranger. The number of vehicles occupying a campsite shall be limited to one car ((or)) and one recreational vehicle: Provided, That one additional vehicle without built-in sleeping accommodations may occupy a designated campsite when in the judgment of a ranger the constructed facilities so warrant. The number of tents allowed at each campsite shall be limited to the number that will fit on the designated or developed tent pad as determined by a ranger.

(9) Persons traveling by bicycles, motor bikes or other similar modes of transportation and utilizing campsites shall be limited to eight persons per site, provided no more than four motorcycles ((shall)) may occupy a campsite.

(10) Water trail camping sites are for the exclusive use of persons traveling by human and wind powered beachable vessels as their primary mode of transportation to the areas. Such camping areas are not subject to the campsite capacity limitations as otherwise set forth in this section. Capacities for water trail camping sites may be established by the ranger on an individual basis and are subject to change based upon the impacts to the area. All persons using water trail camping sites shall have in their possession a valid water trail permit.

(11) Overnight stays (bivouac) on technical rock climbing routes will be allowed as outlined in the park's site specific climbing management plan. All litter and human waste must be contained and disposed of properly.

(12) Emergency camping areas may be used only when all designated campsites are full and at the park manager's discretion. Persons using emergency areas must pay the primitive campsite fee and must vacate the site when directed by the park manager.

(13) Designated overflow camping areas may be used only when all designated campsites in a park are full and the demand for camping in the geographic area around the park appears to exceed available facilities. Persons using overflow camping areas must pay the primitive campsite fee. If a nearby flush comfort station is available, persons using overflow camping areas must pay the standard campsite fee.

(14) Except as provided in WAC 352-32-310, any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. 96-02-015, 352-32-030, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-030, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-23-024, 352-32-030, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95; 93-06-001, 352-32-030, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-030, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 87-08-008 (Order 100), 352-32-030, filed 3/23/87, effective 5/15/87; 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-030, filed 2/25/86; 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), 352-32-030, filed 4/15/83; 82-09-035 (Order 60), 352-32-030, filed 4/14/82; 81-09-034 (Order 50), 352-32-030, filed 4/14/81; 80-05-007 (Order 45), 352-32-030, filed 4/4/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2) and 43.51.060(6). 78-05-082 (Order 39), 352-32-030, filed 5/1/78; Order 33, 352-32-030, filed 4/28/77; Order 9, 352-32-030, filed 11/24/70.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-22-067, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96)

WAC 352-32-037 Environmental learning centers (ELCs). All ELCs are reservable by:

(1) Complying with the reservation procedure; and

(2) Paying the appropriate fees and deposits both of which are published by state parks.

Use of ELCs shall be on a first-come-first-served basis if the facility is not reserved.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-037, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060 and 43.51.395. 95-07-061, 352-32-037, filed 3/13/95, effective 4/13/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), 352-32-037, filed 4/15/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 80-14-009 (Order 48), 352-32-037, filed 9/22/80.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-22-067, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96)

WAC 352-32-045 Reservations for use of designated group facilities. (1) All designated group facilities shall be reservable by groups. A group is defined as 20 or more people engaged together and commonly in outdoor recreation at one park location.

(2) All designated group facilities shall have a predetermined use capacity. No group exceeding this capacity in number shall use these areas. Groups making reservations shall be charged the applicable ((group)) fee for ((the)) a minimum of 20 people((, if less than that number actually use the group facility)).

(3) Use of designated group facilities may be by reservation. Requests made at the park for reservations for groups of 20 to 250 shall be made 15 days in advance and for groups in excess of 250 shall be made 30 days in advance of the proposed use date, using the group use permit. All conditions outlined on the group use permit shall be binding on the group.

(4) Submittal of the group use permit request, payment of appropriate fees, which may include a nonrefundable reservation transaction fee, a first day/night use fee and a damage deposit are required for the use of these facilities. Fees are published by state parks. In those cases where the fee is submitted at a later date, it must be paid by certified check, bank money order, or postal money order. Refunds will be made only to those groups which cancel their reservations thirty or more days before the effective date of the reservations.

(5) For overnight group use, parking will be in the provided, defined areas. If additional parking is required, it may be available in the park's extra vehicle parking facility following the payment of the appropriate extra vehicle parking fee.

(6) A damage deposit may be required by the park manager as part of the reservation. In those cases where the deposit is submitted at a date later than the reservation request, it must be paid by certified check, bank money order, or postal money order. This deposit shall be held by the Washington state parks and recreation commission to encourage the cleanliness and good order of the group facility. Deposits are published by state parks with the schedule of fees. Refund of this deposit shall be determined after an inspection of the area by a ranger and the individuals responsible for the group.

(7) Facility reservations made at the park will be accepted for the calendar year, on or after the first working day in January of that calendar year. Reservations shall be made by a person of the age of majority, who must be in attendance during the group's activities. Reservations at the parks will be accepted in writing, in person, or by phone at the discretion of the park manager. In person and phone reservation requests shall only be accepted during normal park operation hours. All reservation requests will be processed in order of arrival. Group facility areas not reserved are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

(8) Any group wishing to sell or dispense alcoholic beverages must request and obtain all appropriate licenses and permits. In order to sell alcoholic beverages, the group must obtain a temporary concession permit from the headquarters office of the Washington state parks and recreation commission.

(9) It shall be within the authority of the park manager, or his representative, to rescind the rights of a reservation, and remove from the park, any or all members of the group whose behavior, at any time, is in conflict with any state laws, becomes detrimental to the health and safety of the group or other park users, or becomes so unruly as to affect the reasonable enjoyment of the park by other park users.

(10) Reservations placed through the central reservation system for individual overnight facilities and designated group facilities shall be made according to policies approved by the director.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-045, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-23-024, 352-32-045, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. 94-08-036, 352-32-045, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 91-09-001, 352-32-045, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91; 90-07-062, 352-32-045, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 88-07-074 (Order 103), 352-32-045, filed 3/18/88, effective 5/15/88; 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), 352-32-045, filed 4/15/83; 82-09-035 (Order 60), 352-32-045, filed 4/14/82; 80-05-007 (Order 45), 352-32-045, filed 4/4/80; Order 32, 352-32-045, filed 4/28/77.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-22-067, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96)

WAC 352-32-047 Special recreation event permit. Any person or group, hereinafter referred to as the "applicant," desiring to make use of a portion of a state park for a special recreation event which will require special planning, facilities, staffing, or environmental protection measures, or the closure of the area to, or restriction of, established recreational uses, shall apply for a special recreation event permit. The director or designee may consult with the appropriate local government in reviewing the application and may issue a permit ((according)) subject to ((the criteria listed below)) conditions established by the agency. ((The permit may set forth certain)) Such conditions ((including)) may include but not be limited to the closure of the specified area to other recreational activities, including motor vehicle traffic, which are determined to have the potential to interfere with the event or which could risk the safety of the recreating public or the special event participants. However, no such permit may result in the unreasonable exclusion of recreationists from the remainder of the park. All events authorized under this permit shall be open to public participation and/or observation ((at the option of the applicant.

In determining whether to issue the permit, the director or designee will review the proposal for consistency with the following criteria:

(1) The event is consistent with activities that are appropriate for a specific park classification;

(2) The event will not exceed nor damage facilities or resources or interfere with park operations;

(3) The event will not disrupt wildlife;

(4) Past experience has not shown that the applicant has failed to comply with laws or regulations or satisfactory conduct of a previous event;

(5) The event does not present a clear and present danger to the public health and safety;

(6) A prior applicant for another event for the same general time and place;

(7) The event will not unreasonably conflict with all park user's recreational pursuits;

(8) The event will conform with all of the applicable statutes, rules, policies, and procedures of the commission and instructions of the commission staff who supervise the event)).

A special recreation event permit shall be issued only for recreational events where there is a reasonable expectation that a minimum of twenty persons will participate. The event must be oriented towards a recreational pursuit. Not more than three permits will be issued to a given applicant for a similar event at the same park during a one-year period.

Persons or organizations that desire to conduct a special recreation event in a state park shall submit a permit application obtainable at any state park and the basic permit application fee as published by state parks to the park where the event is proposed to take place.

Such application shall be submitted at least thirty days in advance of the proposed date of the event, to allow, where applicable, for necessary internal review and analysis, consultation with local governments, public notice, establishment of permit conditions, and required agency preparations and coordination. The director or designee shall approve or disapprove a permit application and establish the conditions for an approved application. The permittee must pay any fees published by state parks for the use of park lands or facilities. The director or designee shall determine the need for any fees necessary to cover costs incurred by the agency for additional staffing, equipment, facilities, or special services not normally provided by state parks, as well as the need for any bond, damage deposit, or liability insurance arising from any potential hazards associated with the conduct of the event. Any such fees, bond, damage deposit, or liability insurance shall be provided by the applicant prior to the issuance of the permit.

If additional unanticipated costs are incurred by the commission resulting from the event, the applicant shall reimburse the commission for such costs in a timely manner. If the additional costs are not paid, the director may recover such costs from the bond or damage deposits provided. Any funds remaining from the bond or damage deposit shall be returned to the applicant.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-047, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 89-07-020 and 89-07-098 (Orders 89-01 and 89-01-A), 352-32-047, filed 3/7/89 and 3/22/89.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-01-078, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96)

WAC 352-32-075 Use of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices. (1) Whenever used in this section, nonmotorized cycle or similar device shall mean any wheeled, operator-propelled equipment that transports the operator on land, including cycles, roller blades and skateboards, but not including wheelchairs or other devices utilized by persons with disabilities.

(2) Operation of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices shall be permitted upon roads and trails in state park areas, except:

(a) Where posted with prohibitory signing by approval of the director or designee. Prior to such posting, a public meeting shall be advertised and conducted in the region where the park is located. A closure decision shall be based on an evaluation of the degree of conflict with other park users, public safety, or damage to park resources and/or facilities related to these devices.

(b) Within designated natural areas, natural forest areas, or natural area preserves: Provided, That relocation of existing nonmotorized trails into natural areas or natural forest areas may be permitted upon a finding by the director that such relocation is for the purpose of reducing overall resource impacts to a state park area.

(c) Upon designated special use trails such as interpretive or exercise trails.

(d) Upon docks, piers, floats, and connecting ramps.

(3) Persons operating such devices in state park areas shall:

(a) Obey regulatory signs, including those permanently or temporarily erected, that govern the timing, location, speed, type and/or manner of operation, designed to promote visitor health and safety.

(b) Restrict speed and manner of operation to reasonable and prudent practices relative to terrain, prevailing conditions, equipment, personal capabilities, personal safety, and the safety of all other park visitors.

(c) Yield the right of way to pedestrians.

(d) Dismount and walk in congested areas and posted walk zones.

(e) Slow down, make presence known well in advance, and use courtesy and caution when approaching or overtaking other persons.

(f) Display adequate lighting during hours of darkness.

(g) Use caution when approaching turns or areas of limited sight distance.

(h) Not disturb or harass wildlife.

(i) When on public roads within a state park area, operate in compliance with any additional requirements of RCW 46.61.750((, Effect of regulations--Penalty)) through 46.61.850.

(4) The director or designee may designate trails for preferential use by cyclists and may specifically authorize use of any facilities for special cycling recreation events, excluding roads or trails specified in subsection (2) of this section.

(5) Except as provided in WAC 352-32-310, any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), [43.51.]045, [43.51.]050, [43.51.]060(1), [43.51.]061 and [43.51.]395. 96-01-078, 352-32-075, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-075, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 89-01-034 (Order 108), 352-32-075, filed 12/13/88.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-19-098, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92)

WAC 352-32-080 Swimming. (1) Swimming areas in state park areas are marked with buoys, log booms, or other markers, clearly designating the boundaries of such areas.

(2) Any person swimming outside the boundaries of a designated swimming area, or in any area not designated for swimming, or in any area, whether designated for swimming or not, where no lifeguard is present, shall do so at his or her own risk.

(3) All persons using any designated swimming area shall obey all posted beach rules and/or the instructions of lifeguards, rangers, or other state parks employees.

(4) No person shall swim in any designated ((boat)) watercraft launching area.

(5) No person shall give or transmit a false signal or false alarm of drowning in any manner.

(6) Use of inflated mattresses, rubber rafts, rubber boats, inner tubes, or other objects, except U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets, in state park areas for the purpose of buoyancy while swimming or playing in any designated swimming area is prohibited. Concessionaires are not permitted to rent or sell such floating devices within state parks without written approval of the commission.

(7) Except as provided in WAC 352-32-310, any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-080, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-080, filed 2/25/86; Order 10, 352-32-080, filed 8/3/71; Order 9, 352-32-080, filed 11/24/70.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-02-015, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96)

WAC 352-32-085 Technical rock climbing. (1) Whenever used in this section, technical rock climbing shall mean climbing while using such aids as pitons, carabiners or snap links, chalk, ropes, fixed or removable anchors, or other similar equipment. Technical rock climbing includes bouldering and free soloing (respectively low and high elevation climbing without ropes).

(2) Technical rock climbing will be allowed in state parks except it is:

(a) Not permitted in natural area preserves;

(b) Conditioned in heritage areas, natural areas and natural forest areas;

(c) Not permitted where the director or designee has closed the area pursuant to subsection (3) of this section;

(d) Limited in state park areas without climbing management plans pursuant to subsection (6) of this section to the use of routes with established fixed protection, new routes that do not use fixed protection, nor require gardening/cleaning with any type of cleaning tool;

(e) Not permitted in state park areas closed to public use.

(3) The director or designee may, permanently or for a specified period or periods of time, close any state park area to technical rock climbing if the director or designee concludes that a technical rock climbing closure is necessary for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or park resources. Prior to closing any park or park area to technical rock climbing, the director or the designee shall hold a public meeting in the general area of the park or park area to be closed to technical rock climbing. Prior notice of the meeting shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area and at the park at least thirty days prior to the meeting. In the event that the director or designee determines that it is necessary to close a rock climbing area immediately to protect against an imminent and substantial threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or park resource, the director or designee may take emergency action to close a ((park or)) park area to rock climbing without first complying with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection. Such emergency closure may be effective for only so long as is necessary for the director to comply with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection.

(4) The director or designee shall ensure that any ((park or)) park area closed to technical rock climbing pursuant to subsection (3) of this section is conspicuously posted as such at the entrance of ((said park or)) said park area. Additionally, the director shall maintain a list of all parks and park areas closed to technical rock climbing pursuant to subsection (3) of this section.

(5) The director or designee shall establish a committee of technical rock climbers, to advise park staff on park management issues related to technical rock climbing for each state park area where deemed necessary by the agency.

(6) Each state park area with an established advisory committee of technical rock climbers will have a climbing management plan which will specify technical rock climbing rules concerning overnight stays on climbing routes, bolting, power drills, stabilization of holds, group size and activities, gardening/cleaning of routes pursuant to chapter 352-28 WAC and RCW 43.51.180, chalk, special use designations for climbing areas, protection of sensitive park resources, and other such issues required by the director. Climbing management plans that relate to natural forest areas or heritage areas must be approved by the commission. The director shall ensure that any technical rock climbing rules contained in a climbing management plan are conspicuously posted at the entrance of the affected park area.

(7) Bolting will be allowed as specified in climbing management plans.

(8) The use of power drills will be allowed only if the park climbing management plans specifically permit under specified conditions for bolt replacement and bolt installation on new routes. They are otherwise prohibited.

(9) The addition of holds onto the rock face by any means, including gluing, chipping, or bolting is prohibited.

(10) Except as provided in WAC 352-32-310, any violation of this section and rules contained in the park management plan and posted at the park is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. 96-02-015, 352-32-085, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-06-001, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93)

WAC 352-32-120 Firearms and/or weapons. No person shall possess a firearm with a cartridge in any portion of the mechanism within any upland state park area, nor shall any person discharge or propel across, in, or into any upland state park area as defined in WAC 352-32-010(((13))), a firearm, bow and arrow, spear, spear gun, harpoon, or air or gas weapon, or any device capable of injuring or killing any person or animal, or damaging or destroying any public or private property, except where the commission for good cause has authorized a special recreational activity upon finding that it is not inconsistent with state parks use. This WAC does not apply to on duty law enforcement officers when working in the official capacity of their employing law enforcement agency.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 93-06-001, 352-32-120, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-120, filed 2/25/86; Order 9, 352-32-120, filed 11/24/70.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-22-018, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97)

WAC 352-32-130 Aircraft. (1) No aircraft shall land on or take off from any body of water or land area in a state park area not specifically designated for landing aircraft. This provision does not apply to official aircraft used in the performance of search and rescue missions, medical emergencies, law enforcement activities, emergency evacuations or fire fighting activities. It also does not apply in cases where the director or designee specifically authorizes such landings or take offs, in writing, associated with the operational, or administrative needs of the agency or state.

(2) Individuals who have complied with the registration process provided or who have obtained a special recreation event permit pursuant to WAC 352-32-047 may launch and land paragliders in state park areas specifically designated by the director as available for paragliding. Prior to any such designation, the director or designee shall advertise and conduct a public meeting in the region where the park is located. The director shall consider the potential impacts of paragliding in the proposed area, including but not limited to the following factors: The degree of conflict paragliding may have with other park uses, public safety issues, and any potential damage to park resources/facilities. Any park designated for paragliding shall be conspicuously posted as such by the director.

(3) Individuals paragliding in state parks must:

(a) Comply with the registration process provided for such purposes;

(b) Observe all applicable laws and regulations;

(c) Never destroy or disturb park facilities, natural features, or historical or archeological resources;

(d) Conduct themselves with thoughtfulness, courtesy and consideration for others, and not interfere with other recreational activities;

(e) Conduct themselves in compliance with the following basic safety regulations:

(i) Comply with specific site operational rules that are posted;

(ii) Fly in a manner consistent with the pilot rating held;

(iii) Preplanned landings should be made in areas no smaller than forty feet wide by one hundred feet long;

(iv) Make preflight checks of weather, equipment and site conditions;

(v) Observe all published traffic and right of way flight guidelines, including yielding right of way to all aircraft;

(vi) Wear protective clothing, headgear, Coast Guard approved flotation gear, reserve parachute, supplemental oxygen and communication equipment as appropriate for conditions;

(vii) Fly in a manner that does not create a hazard for other persons or property;

(viii) Fly only during daylight hours, or hours otherwise specified by posting at the site;

(ix) Do not fly over congested areas of parks or open air assembly of persons;

(x) Fly only in designated areas of parks;

(xi) Fly with visual reference to the ground surface at all times.

(xii) Do not tether paraglider to the ground or other stable nonmovable object.

(f) Not fly while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. 96-22-018, 352-32-130, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-01-087, 352-32-130, filed 12/13/93, effective 1/13/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.10.040, 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 87-24-032 (Order 102), 352-32-130, filed 11/24/87; Order 9, 352-32-130, filed 11/24/70.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 9, filed 11/24/70)

WAC 352-32-140 Fireworks. No person shall possess, discharge, set off, or cause to be discharged, in or into any state park area, any firecrackers, torpedoes, rockets, fireworks, explosives, or substance harmful to the life or safety of persons or property. Provided that the director or designee may issue permits for firework displays subject to conditions established by the agency and as provided in chapter 70.77 RCW.

[Order 9, 352-32-140, filed 11/24/70.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-01-030, filed 12/11/95, effective 1/11/96)

WAC 352-32-150 Fishing. (1) For the purposes of this section, the following definition applies: Fish are defined as all marine and freshwater fish and shellfish species including all species of aquatic invertebrates.

(2) Except for those state park areas in which harvest has been prohibited pursuant to subsection (3), (4), or (5) of this section, all state park areas are open for the harvest of fish, subject to all laws, rules, and regulations of the state department of fish and wildlife relating to seasons, limits, and methods of harvest. The director may develop or amend a memorandum of agreement with the state department of fish and wildlife to guide management of state park fishing areas.

(3) No person shall remove or cause to be removed any fish from any state park area except for food fish as defined by WAC 220-12-010, shellfish as defined by WAC 220-12-020, and game fish as defined by RCW 77.08.020 and WAC 232-12-019.

(4) The commission may, after consultation with the state department of fish and wildlife and local tribes, close state park areas to the harvest of some or all species of fish. Such state park areas shall be conspicuously posted as closed to harvest.

(5) The director may temporarily close any state park area to the harvest of some or all species of fish. Any such closure may be for only so long as is necessary to bring the issue before the commission at its next scheduled regular meeting. Such state park areas shall be conspicuously posted as closed to harvest.

(a) Prior to closing any park area pursuant to this subsection, the director or ((the director's)) designee shall hold a public hearing in the general vicinity of the park area to be closed. Prior notice of the public hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the vicinity.

(b) In the event the director determines that an immediate harvest closure is necessary to protect against an imminent and substantial threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff or commission property, the director may take emergency action to close a park to the harvest of fish without first complying with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection. Such emergency closures may be effective for only so long as is necessary for the director to comply with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection.

(6) A list of the state park areas closed pursuant to subsection (4) or (5) of this section shall be maintained by the director or ((the director's)) designee and be available to the public upon request.

(7) No person shall harvest or possess any fish from within a state park area posted as closed to harvest pursuant to subsection (4) or (5) of this section, except as necessary for scientific research authorized in writing by state parks.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180(3). 96-01-030, 352-32-150, filed 12/11/95, effective 1/11/96; Order 19, 352-32-150, filed 2/1/74; Order 9, 352-32-150, filed 11/24/70.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-22-067, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96)

WAC 352-32-165 Public assemblies, meetings. (1) Public assemblies are permitted in state park areas on grounds which are open to the public generally, provided a permit therefor has been issued as herein provided.

(2) An application for such a permit may be submitted on such forms as may be provided by the commission, or in any written form so long as the permit application sets forth the following:

(a) Name, address and phone number of the applicant;

(b) Date, time, duration, nature and place of the proposed event, including a description or schedule of events and activities;

(c) Estimate of the number of persons expected to attend including the basis for the estimate;

(d) Special equipment, including temporary structures such as speakers' stands, platforms, lecterns, chairs, benches or the like, and any sound amplification equipment to be used in connection with the event;

(e) Special facilities, including emergency first aid, additional sanitation and refuse collection facilities, to be used in connection with the event;

(f) Crowd control to be provided by the event sponsor;

(g) Designation of a responsible contact individual with whom park officials may coordinate event activities, plans and preparations.

(3) The equipment and facilities referenced in subsection (2)(d) and (e), of this section, are to be provided by the event sponsor, unless other mutually satisfactory arrangements are made to use locally available commission owned equipment and facilities.

(4) The applicant must supply satisfactory evidence of arrangements for such equipment, facilities, and crowd control.

(5) The applicant must submit a completed environmental checklist along with the application. Environmental checklists are available at libraries, city planning offices, state parks, and similar outlets. Upon request, the agency will assist the applicant in completing the environmental checklist and may be compensated in accordance with agency State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) rules, WAC 197-11-914.

(6) It is recommended that permit applications be submitted at least ((fifteen)) thirty days in advance of the proposed event so that the information supplied in the application may be verified and so that the agency can notify and coordinate action with officials of other jurisdictions and agencies responsible for health, safety and welfare.

(7) The permit application must be submitted along with a nonrefundable permit fee as published by state parks to the director of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, 7150 Cleanwater Lane, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, Washington 98504-2650. The director, or ((his or her)) designee, may issue a permit consistent with the application, or otherwise modified in a manner which is acceptable to the applicant. The director will issue a permit on proper application unless:

(a) A prior application for the same time and place has been made which has been or will be granted; or

(b) The event will present a clear and present danger to the public health or safety; or

(c) The event is of such nature or duration that it cannot reasonably be accommodated in the particular park area applied for. In considering this, the director shall take into account the potential for significant environmental impact.

(8) All permit applications shall be deemed granted if not denied or otherwise conditioned or limited as herein specified, and the applicant advised of such action by written notification mailed, first-class postage prepaid, within ten days of receipt of the application. The granting of this permit does not exempt the applicant from complying with other state, county or local permit requirements nor does it excuse compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act, where applicable. A threshold determination will be made by the agency to determine potential environmental impact. Applicants should be aware that timelines may exist under the State Environmental Policy Act and implementing regulations which are independent of this permit requirement.

(9) All permit denials will be in writing, will contain a statement of the specific reasons for the denial, and will advise the applicants of the right to request judicial review of the denial as provided in subsection (11) of this section.

(10) A permit issued by the director may contain such conditions as are reasonably consistent with protection and use of the park area for the purposes for which it is maintained. It may also contain reasonable limitations on the time and area within which the event is permitted.

(11) Applicants whose permit application is denied may in writing request that the commission seek judicial review of the denial, in which event the commission shall timely seek a declaratory judgment pursuant to the Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act, chapter 7.24 RCW, and Superior Court Rule 57, in the superior court for Thurston County. Such requests shall be mailed, or otherwise delivered to the Director, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, 7150 Cleanwater Lane, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, Washington 98504-2650.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-165, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.10.040, 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 87-24-032 (Order 102), 352-32-165, filed 11/24/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-08-014 (Order 92), 352-32-165, filed 3/24/86; 83-08-032 (Resolution No. 66), 352-32-165, filed 3/31/83.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 9, filed 11/24/70)

WAC 352-32-170 Rubbish. (1) No person shall leave, deposit, drop, or scatter bottles, broken glass, ashes (except human crematory ashes), waste paper, cans, or other rubbish, in a state park area, except in a garbage can or other receptacle designated for such purposes.

(2) No person shall deposit any household or commercial garbage, refuse, waste, or rubbish, which is brought as such from any private property, in any state park area garbage can or other receptacle designed for such purpose.

[Order 9, 352-32-170, filed 11/24/70.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-22-067, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96)

WAC 352-32-195 Solicitation. Except as may be otherwise allowed in connection with a permit issued under WAC 352-32-165 or 352-32-047, or a cooperative agreement pursuant to RCW 43.51.060(2), no person shall engage in solicitation, or sell or peddle any services(([,])), goods, wares, merchandise, liquids, or edibles for human consumption in any state park area, except by concession or permit granted by the commission. Except as provided in WAC 352-32-310, any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-195, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180. 94-16-026, 352-32-195, filed 7/25/94, effective 8/25/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-195, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 83-13-089 (Resolution No. 70), 352-32-195, filed 6/17/83.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-01-078, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96)

WAC 352-32-200 ((Penalties.)) Expulsion from state park areas. (1) In addition to the penalty provided in RCW 43.51.180, or any other existing or future law of the state of Washington, failure to comply with any section of this chapter, or of any other chapter of this title, or any other rule or regulation of the commission, or with any other federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation applicable under the circumstances, shall subject the person so failing to comply to ((ejection)) expulsion from any state park area.

(2) All drug or alcohol related misconduct for which a citation is issued shall additionally subject the individual to expulsion from all lands administered by the commission for the following periods:

(a) One incident shall result in a twenty-four-hour expulsion.

(b) Two incidents shall result in a thirty-day expulsion.

(c) Three incidents shall result in a one-year expulsion.

(((3) It shall be a civil infraction, under chapter 7.84 RCW, to fail to abide by a prominently posted restriction on the public use of park property.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), [43.51.]045, [43.51.]050, [43.51.]060(1), [43.51.]061 and [43.51.]395. 96-01-078, 352-32-200, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 91-07-014, 352-32-200, filed 3/12/91, effective 4/12/91; Order 9, 352-32-200, filed 11/24/70.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-21-133, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98)

WAC 352-32-210 Consumption of alcohol in state park areas. (1) Opening, possessing alcoholic beverage in an open container, or consuming any alcoholic beverages in any state park or state park area is prohibited except in the following designated areas and under the following circumstances in those state parks or state park areas not posted by the director as closed to alcohol pursuant to subsection (4) of this section:

(a) In designated campsites or in other overnight accommodations, by registered occupants or their guests;

(b) In designated picnic areas, which shall include those sites within state park areas where picnic tables, benches, fireplaces, and/or outdoor kitchens are available, even though not signed as designated picnic areas and public meeting rooms;

(c) In any reservable group day use facility by any authorized group which has paid the reservation fee and applicable damage deposit and which has obtained prior permit authorization to have alcohol by the park manager; and

(d) In any building, facility or park area operated and maintained under a concession agreement, wherein the concessionaire has been licensed to sell alcoholic beverages by the Washington state liquor control board, and where the dispensation of such alcoholic beverages by such concessionaire has been approved by the commission.

(2) Opening, possessing alcoholic beverage in an open container, or consuming any alcoholic beverages is prohibited at the following locations:

(a) Dash Point State Park;

(b) Saltwater State Park;

Except in the following designated areas and under the following circumstances:

(i) In designated campsites, or in other overnight accommodations by registered occupants or their guests.

(ii) In any building, facility or park area operated and maintained under a concession agreement wherein the concessionaire has been licensed to sell alcoholic beverages by the Washington state liquor control board, and where the dispensation of such alcoholic beverages by such concessionaire has been approved by the commission.

(iii) In any reservable group day use facility by any authorized group which has paid the reservation fee and applicable damage deposit and which has obtained prior permit authorization to have alcohol by the park manager.

(3) The director may, for a specified period or periods of time, close any state park or state park area to alcohol if the director concludes that an alcohol closure is necessary for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or commission property. The director shall consider factors including but not limited to the effect or potential effect of alcohol on public and employee safety, park appearance, atmosphere, and noise levels, conflicts with other park uses or users, the demand for law enforcement, and the demand on agency staff. Prior to closing any park or park area to alcohol, the director or ((the director's)) designee shall hold a public hearing in the general area of the park or park area to be closed to alcohol. Prior notice of the meeting shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area. In the event the director determines that an immediate alcohol closure is necessary to protect against an imminent and substantial threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or commission property, the director may take emergency action to close a park or park area to alcohol without first complying with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection. Such emergency closure may be effective for only so long as is necessary for the director to comply with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection.

(4) The director shall ensure that any park or park area closed to alcohol pursuant to subsection (3) of this section is conspicuously posted as such at the entrance to said park or park area. Additionally, the director shall maintain for public distribution a current list of all parks and park areas closed to alcohol pursuant to subsection (3) of this section.

(5) Dispensing alcoholic beverages from containers larger than two gallons is prohibited in state park areas except when authorized in writing and in advance by the park manager.

(6) The provisions of this rule shall not apply to any part of the Seashore Conservation Area, as designated and established by RCW 43.51.655.

(7) Opening, consuming, or storing alcoholic beverages in Fort Simcoe State Park and Squaxin Island State Park is prohibited.

(8) Except as provided in WAC 352-32-310, any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. 97-21-133, 352-32-210, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-13-081, 352-32-210, filed 6/13/94, effective 7/14/94; 91-07-014, 352-32-210, filed 3/12/91, effective 4/12/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-14-025 (Order 95), 352-32-210, filed 6/24/86; 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-210, filed 2/25/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(3). 81-24-020 (Order 55), 352-32-210, filed 11/24/81; Order 17, 352-32-210, filed 2/1/74; Order 11, 352-32-210, filed 7/29/71.]

NEW SECTION

WAC 352-32-215 Compliance with signs. It shall be a civil infraction, under chapter 7.84 RCW, to fail to abide by a prominently posted restriction on the public use of park property.

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-03-005, filed 1/5/95, effective 2/5/95)

WAC 352-32-25001 Recreational and conference center housing fees and meeting room fees charged. Recreation and conference center housing and meeting room fees for Fort Worden State Park are reviewed and modified as necessary by the commission each year. A fee schedule listing these fees is available by contacting Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, Washington 98368. In reservation of facilities at Fort Worden State Park, certain deposits and cancellation fees apply. ((Please)) Consult the annual fee schedule for reservation, deposit and cancellation rules and information. Consistent with the Fort Worden State Park Master Facility Use Plan, conference groups may also reserve campsites in advance as their sole overnight accommodation: Provided, That there will be a twenty-site minimum for any individual reservation. During the months of May through September only the upper campground may be reserved by such conference groups. During the months of October through April, all of the upper campground and twenty sites in the beach level campground may be reserved by conference groups.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060(6). 95-03-005, 352-32-25001, filed 1/5/95, effective 2/5/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. 94-04-075, 352-32-25001, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 93-01-029, 352-32-25001, filed 12/7/92, effective 1/7/93; 91-22-063, 352-32-25001, filed 11/1/91, effective 12/2/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.949 and 43.51.060. 90-23-031, 352-32-25001, filed 11/14/90, effective 1/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 90-07-062, 352-32-25001, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 89-22-073, 352-32-25001, filed 10/31/89, effective 12/1/89; 88-22-050 (Order 107), 352-32-25001, filed 10/31/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.10.040, 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 87-24-032 (Order 102), 352-32-25001, filed 11/24/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-24-016 (Order 98), 352-32-25001, filed 11/24/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060(6). 85-23-069 (Order 90), 352-32-25001, filed 11/20/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 84-23-049 (Resolution No. 85), 352-32-25001, filed 11/19/84.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-22-067, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96)

WAC 352-32-25002 Campsite and rally area reservations--Fort Worden State Park. (1) Advance individual campsite reservations will be available at Fort Worden State Park. They may be made throughout the year for no more than ten consecutive nights within the current and first succeeding calendar month, except that a continuous reservation may carry from the end of the first succeeding month into the beginning of the next succeeding month. Reservations may be made by mail, or in person, at Fort Worden State Park, and will require a completed application, the first night's camping fee and the nonrefundable reservation transaction fee published by state parks. Mail-in reservations will be processed in the order that they are received. Reservation requests postmarked earlier than the twentieth day of the preceding month will be returned to the sender. Reservation of campsites will not be accepted by telephone. Walk-in reservations will be accepted beginning the first day of the current month for the current month and the first succeeding month. During the period from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day an individual may reserve no more than ten campsites for use at the same time, and, may reserve campsites for no more than ten nights in each calendar month. Other state parks are subject to continuous occupancy rules provided for in WAC 352-32-030(6).

(2) Reservations for a specific campsite will not be guaranteed.

A refund of the first night's camping fee will be issued for any reservation which is not used, provided a cancellation request is made in person, by mail, or by telephone prior to 5:00 p.m. on the first day of the reservation. Campers will be declared no-show and, in addition to the nonrefundable reservation fee, will forfeit their reservation as well as the first night's camping fee if they have not cancelled and if the reservation is not claimed by 8:00 a.m. on the day after the confirmed arrival date.

(3) Campers who arrive at the park without a reservation may use unreserved campsites for up to ten consecutive nights during the period from ((May)) April 1 through September 30 ((and fifteen)). Provided that at the discretion of the park ranger the maximum stay may be extended to fourteen consecutive nights if the campground is not fully occupied. Campers may stay twenty consecutive nights during the period from October 1 through ((April 30)) March 31, beginning the day of arrival, on a first-come-first-served basis, without paying a reservation fee.

(4) Advance reservations will be available for groups of self-contained recreational vehicles in the Fort Worden State Park rally area. The group must have a minimum of ten recreational vehicles and may not exceed two hundred recreational vehicles. Rally area reservations may be made by contacting Fort Worden State Park.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-25002, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060(6). 95-03-005, 352-32-25002, filed 1/5/95, effective 2/5/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2). 92-05-002, 352-32-25002, filed 2/5/92, effective 3/7/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-24-016 (Order 98), 352-32-25002, filed 11/24/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060(6). 85-23-069 (Order 90), 352-32-25002, filed 11/20/85.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-21-133, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98)

WAC 352-32-251 Limited income senior citizen, disability, and disabled veteran ((disability)) passes. (1)(a) Persons who are senior citizens, meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 43.51.055, and have been residents of Washington state for at least one year shall, upon application to the commission accompanied by either a copy of a federal income tax return filed for the previous calendar year, or a senior citizen property tax exemption pursuant to RCW 84.36.381, or a notarized affidavit of income on a form provided by the commission, receive a limited income senior citizen pass at no charge, which entitles the ((holder and the)) holder's camping ((unit)) party to free admission to any state park administered facility, free use of trailer dump stations, watercraft launch sites, and to a ((fifty)) 50 percent reduction in any campsite fees ((or)), moorage fees, or watertrail permit fees levied by the commission. Limited income senior citizen passes shall remain valid so long as the pass holder meets eligibility requirements.

(b) Proof submitted to the commission for the return of a senior citizen pass surrendered upon request to a commission employee who has reason to believe the user does not meet the eligibility criteria shall be the same as listed in subsections (1) and (5) of this section for original pass issuance.

(2) Persons who are permanently disabled, legally blind, or profoundly deaf, meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 43.51.055, and have been residents of Washington state for at least one year shall, upon application to the commission, receive a five year disability pass at no charge and ((other)) temporarily disabled persons who meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 43.51.055 and have been residents of Washington state for at least one year shall, upon application to the commission, receive a one year disability pass at no charge which entitles the ((holder and the)) holder's camping ((unit)) party to free admission to any state park administered facility, free use of trailer dump stations, watercraft launch sites, and to a ((fifty)) 50 percent reduction in any campsite fees ((or)), moorage fees, or watertrail permit fees levied by the commission.

(3) Persons who are veterans, meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 43.51.055, and have been residents of Washington state for at least one year shall, upon application to the commission, receive a lifetime disabled veteran ((disability)) pass at no charge which entitles the ((holder and the)) holder's camping ((unit)) party to free admission to any state park administered facility and to free use of any state park campsite, trailer dump station, watercraft launch site, ((or)) moorage facility, watertrail permit, and reservation service.

(4) Applications for limited income senior citizen, disability, and disabled veteran ((disability)) passes shall be made on forms prescribed by the commission.

(5) Verification of age shall be by original or copy of a birth certificate, notarized affidavit of age, witnessed statement of age, baptismal certificate, or driver's license. Verification of residency shall be by original or copy of a Washington state driver's license, voter's registration card, or senior citizen property tax exemption.

(6) For pass holders who travel by car or recreational vehicle ((a)), camping ((unit)) party shall include the pass holder and up to seven guests of the holder who travel with the holder and use one campsite or portion of a designated group camping or emergency area. One additional vehicle without built-in sleeping accommodations may be part of the camping ((unit)) party of a pass holder at one campsite or portion of a designated group camping or emergency area, when in the judgment of a ranger, the constructed facilities so warrant, and the total number of guests of the holder do not exceed seven.

(7) For pass holders who travel by a mode of transportation other than car or recreational vehicle ((a)), camping ((unit)) party shall include the pass holder and up to ((five)) seven guests who travel with the pass holder and use one campsite or portion of a designated group camping or emergency area.

(8) If the conditions of a pass holder change during the time period when a pass is valid such that a pass holder no longer meets the eligibility requirements of RCW 43.51.055 and WAC 352-32-251, ((then a)) the pass holder shall return a pass to the commission.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. 97-21-133, 352-32-251, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. 96-22-018, 352-32-251, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 90-04-024, 352-32-251, filed 1/29/90, effective 3/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. 88-19-087 (Order 106), 352-32-251, filed 9/19/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. 83-23-094 (Order 71), 352-32-251, filed 11/22/83.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-22-067, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96)

WAC 352-32-252 Off-season senior citizen pass--Fee. (1) Persons who are senior citizens, are at least sixty-two years of age, and have been residents of Washington state for at least one year shall, upon application to the commission, receive an off-season senior citizen pass which entitles the ((holder and the)) holder's camping ((unit)) party to camp at any camping areas made available by the commission, as well as use of agency mooring facilities, at no cost beyond the charges provided for in subsection (3) of this section, effective October 1 through March 31, and Sunday through Thursday nights in April as determined by the director and posted. Each such pass shall be valid only during one off-season period.

(2) Applications for off-season senior citizen passes shall be made on forms prescribed by the commission and shall be accepted only after August 1 for the following off-season period.

(3) There shall be a fee for each off-season senior citizen pass. Limited income senior citizen pass holders may purchase the off-season pass at a 50((%)) percent discount. A surcharge equal to the fee for an electrical hookup published by state parks shall be assessed for each night an off-season senior citizen pass holder uses a campsite with an electrical hookup.

(4) For pass holders who travel by car or recreational vehicle ((a)) camping ((unit)) party shall include the pass holder and up to seven guests of the holder who travel with the holder and use one campsite or portion of a designated group camping or emergency area. One additional vehicle without built-in sleeping accommodations may be part of the camping unit of a holder at one campsite or portion of a designated group camping or emergency area, when in the judgment of a ranger, the constructed facilities so warrant, and the total number of guests of the holder do not exceed seven.

(5) For pass holders who travel by a mode of transportation other than car or recreational vehicle ((a)), camping ((unit)) party shall include the pass holder and up to ((five)) seven guests who travel with the holder and use one campsite or portion of a designated group camping or emergency area.

(6) If a pass holder changes residency to a place outside Washington state during the time period when a pass is valid, the pass holder shall return the pass to the commission.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-252, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. 94-08-036, 352-32-252, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 93-08-025, 352-32-252, filed 3/30/93, effective 5/1/93; 91-09-001, 352-32-252, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91; 90-07-062, 352-32-252, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. 88-19-087 (Order 106), 352-32-252, filed 9/19/88; 85-08-003 (Order 88), 352-32-252, filed 3/22/85, effective 5/15/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. 83-23-094 (Order 71), 352-32-252, filed 11/22/83.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-19-031, filed 9/10/96, effective 10/31/96)

WAC 352-32-300 Easement, franchise, license, and special use permit applications and fees. (1) A party that desires to have a request for an easement, franchise, license, or special use permit considered by the commission shall submit an application on a form provided by the director to the:

Washington State Parks and

Recreation Commission

7150 Cleanwater Lane

P.O. Box 42650

Olympia, WA 98504-2650

Each application from a party other than a government agency shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee according to a schedule adopted by the commission.

A party shall pay the commission processing and use fees as apply according to a schedule adopted by the commission.

A party shall pay the commission for any appraisal, appraisal review, and survey costs incurred by the commission during the consideration of an application for an easement, franchise, license, or special use permit. The amount of any appraisal, appraisal review, and survey costs shall be determined by the director or ((the)) designee ((of the director)).

An application fee and any processing fees, use fees, and appraisal, appraisal review, and survey payments shall be submitted to the commission at the address listed above and shall be in the form of a check or money order payable to the Washington state parks and recreation commission.

(2) The application fee, processing fee, use fee, and the appraisal, appraisal review, and survey payments established by subsection (1) of this section may be waived by the director or ((the)) designee ((of the director)) when the director or ((the)) designee determines that the action authorized by an easement, franchise, license, or special use permit will be of benefit to the general public, if approved by the commission.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 96-19-031, 352-32-300, filed 9/10/96, effective 10/31/96; 84-20-069 (Order 81), 352-32-300, filed 10/2/84.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-22-018, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97)

WAC 352-32-330 Commercial recreation providers--Permits. (1) ((Effective January 1, 1997,)) Commercial recreation providers are required to register in order to engage in commercial recreational use of state parks. Effective January 1, 1998, commercial recreation providers are required to register and possess a commercial recreation provider permit in order to engage in commercial recreational use of state parks. Registration for commercial recreation provider permits requires completion of application forms, providing proof of insurance and paying the appropriate fees. The commission shall establish the permit and registration fees and the director shall set the amount of the fees.

(2) Except as provided in WAC 352-32-310, any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. 96-22-018, 352-32-330, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97.]

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