PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION
[Filed April 2, 1997, 9:58 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: (1) WAC 286-13-040 Applications, plans, and matching resources--Deadlines; (2) WAC 286-13-110 Income; and (3) WAC 286-13-115 Discrimination, preferences.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.98A.060(1), 43.98A.070(5), 43.99.080(2), 46.09.240(1), 77.12.720(4).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: (1) To clarify the time period allowed for project agreement execution. (2) To consider adoption of one of two rules regarding how income gained in an IAC assisted area may be used: (a) Rewrite current WAC to improve clarity, but make no substantive change or (b) rewrite current WAC to improve clarity and allow such income to off-set sponsor matching share(s) and be used for operation and maintenance of any unit in the sponsor's system. (3) To limit a sponsor in restricting users of IAC grant assisted projects on the basis of residence (preferential reservations, permits, fees, etc.).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: These rule changes involve: Local agencies (including park and recreation, port, school, and other special districts); state agencies (including State Parks, Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resources); and federal agencies (including Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and National Park Service); and Native American Tribes. Copies of the recommended changes will be provided to Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation's advisory committees for comment and later considered for adoption in a public meeting.
Process for Developing New Rule: It is our intent to advance this rule proposal through a participatory process that includes distribution of an initial proposal to all interested parties that have made themselves known to us, encouragement of comments via United States Postal mail, e-mail, telephone, and in person. Based on any comments, revisions will be considered before presentation of final recommendations to Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation's board for adoption in an advertised and open public meeting.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by providing comments to Greg Lovelady, Rules Coordinator, Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation, Natural Resources Building, P.O. Box 40917, Olympia, WA 98504-0917, (360) 902-3008, e-mail GREGL@iac.wa.gov, FAX (360) 902-3008; or appear to testify on July 18, 1997, Yakima Area Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Garden View Room, 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima, WA. Comments received before June 11, 1997, will be mailed to Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation for review in advance of public testimony meeting.
April 1, 1997
Gregory W. Lovelady