PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will conduct a review of all of the provisions of chapter 352-28 WAC, Tree, plant, fungi cutting, removal and/or disposal, 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.05.070, and 79A.05.305.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission has determined the need to review this chapter to ensure that it is relevant to new public use and natural resources harvesting practices while remaining sufficient to protect the natural resources of parks. The agency will review recent requests and approvals issued for cutting, removal and sales of applicable natural resources to determine the need for revisions of the appropriate criteria and their applications.
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 chapter 352-28 WAC, Tree, plant and fungi cutting, removal and/or disposal, use the following contact information: Peter Herzog, Washington State Parks, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, phone (360) 902-8652, fax (360) 664-0278, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 4, 2003
Chief of Policy Research