WSR 08-20-136




[ Filed October 1, 2008, 11:02 a.m. ]

Supplemental Notice to WSR 08-20-059.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-09-072 and 06-10-084.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: In this supplemental notice, the commission has updated the original proposed changes to chapter 352-32 WAC, Public use of state park areas with specific changes to WAC 352-32-253 Foster parent program.

Hearing Location(s): C-Tran, Rose Besserman Community Room, 3510 S.E. 164th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98583, on November 13, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 13, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Pamela McConkey, P.O. Box 42650, Tumwater, WA 90850-2650 [98504-2650], e-mail, phone (360) 902-8595, fax (360) 664-2106, by November 3, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Pauli Larson by November 3, 2008, TTY (360) 664-3133 or (360) 902-8505.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Explanation of changes: In order to comply with RCW 79A.05.065 and the department of social and health services (DSHS) rules and terminology, the commission has approved staff request that the specific language regarding proof of foster parent program participation be consistent with both agencies (DSHS and state parks). Washington state parks and recreation commission will make its administrative rules conform with the terminology used by DSHS. Staff also want to make clear the law requiring state parks to negotiate with specified nonoperated, nonstate-owned parks for free access and campsite use by Washington state foster parent program homes.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 79A.05.065(4).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington state parks and recreation commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Pamela McConkey, State Park Headquarters, P.O. Box 42650, Tumwater, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8595; and Enforcement: Phil Shave, State Park Headquarters, P.O. Box 42650, Tumwater, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8606.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This chapter of administrative rule does not regulate or have economic impact through regulations on small business. There are no compliance costs to small business as a result of the modifications to these rules.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Significant legislative rule-making requirements are not imposed on the state parks and recreation commission, nor has the commission voluntarily applied those requirements.

October 1, 2008

J. M. French

Chief of Policy Research

and Program Development


WAC 352-32-253   Foster parent program.   (1) Any Washington state resident who provides out-of-home care to a child as either a current licensed foster family home or a person related to the child is entitled to free camping. To use a campsite, the qualified resident shall:

(a) If the park is subject to the state parks reservation system, foster parents will make reservations through the reservation services call center, pay the reservation fee, and show their foster home license or foster parent ID card along with their Washington state drivers license or photo ID upon arrival at the park(s).

(b) For nonreservation parks, the foster parents upon arrival at the park will show their foster home license or foster parent ID card along with their Washington state drivers license or photo ID.

(c) The commission shall negotiate payment and costs, to allow holders of a foster home pass free access and usage of park campsites, with the following nonoperated, nonstate-owned parks: Central Ferry, Chief Timothy, Crow Butte and Lyons Ferry.

(2) The foster parent or relative to the child and the child must be present for the duration of the stay.

(3) Violations or abuse of these privileges, including but not limited to the list below, may be subject to revocation, suspension of their privileges and/or assessed other fees.

(a) Duplicate or multiple reservations for the same night - thirty-day suspension.

(b) Use of privileges by unauthorized person - sixty-day suspension and/or a fee equal to two times the campsite fee.

(c) Two or more no-shows (failure to use or cancel reservation) for reservations between May 1 and November 1 - ninety-day suspension.

(d) Repeated park rule violations - minimum ninety day suspension.

(4) Foster parents may appeal a suspension or revocation of privileges by providing written justification/explanation to the state parks director or designee at P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504.


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