WSR 14-04-052
[Filed January 27, 2014, 3:38 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 352-32-250, 352-32-251, and 352-32-030.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: The commission's statutory authority to charge fees resides at RCW 79A.05.070(6).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The policy choice has been made by the legislature and former governor to convert the state parks' operating budget from primarily general fund tax support to primarily a "fee for service" organization. These rule changes will allow state parks to apply best practices from the public and private sector with regard to pricing, while respecting our stewardship obligations and the signature service and recreation opportunities that will cause the public to choose to use Washington's state parks.
Process for Developing New Rule: Anyone interested in developing this rule is welcome to contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, the Washington state parks and recreation commission will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be made available to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Katie Manning, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-4265 [98504-2650], (360) 902-8631, e-mail
January 27, 2014
Valeria Evans
for Katie Manning
Management Analyst