PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will conduct a review of the provisions of chapter 352-32 WAC, Public use of state park areas, and may determine the need to establish new or amend existing administrative rules in this chapter. The commission's review will emphasize, but will not be limited to, those rules related to the current, revised and new services offered and the types of fees and permits collected.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission's interest in the economic viability and cost effectiveness of the state park system creates the need to continuously review and possibly revise rules in this chapter related to services, fees and the collection of fees. The review is intended to identify opportunities to adopt clear, viable and equitable rules for the health, safety, preservation and financial stability of Washington's state park system for the benefit of all citizens of the state. The commission's review may also provide for general housekeeping and minor changes in text.
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 Rita Cooper, Assistant Director, Administrative Services, Business Development, Washington State Parks, P.O. Box 42650, 7150 Cleanwater Lane, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, phone (360) 586-6606, fax (360) 753-1594, e-mail email@example.com.
July 6, 2004
Jim French, Chief
Policy and Financial Research