WSR 99-24-129

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PARKS AND RECREATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed December 1, 1999, 11:21 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 352-32 WAC, Public use of state park areas.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, Parks and Recreation Commission.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: State parks has determined there is an ongoing need for a biennial review of this chapter of administrative rules, which governs the public use of state park areas. The chapter will be reviewed for clarity, grammar, efficiency and effectiveness in meeting the needs of all state park visitors, the general public, and the agency staff responsible for park management. During the current review period, staff have determined there may be a need for changes in definitions, swim beach rules, and public assembly sections. Other changes, additions, and deletions to the chapter may be identified during the review.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other agencies identified as regulating the subject matter under review in this chapter.

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 request additional information or to comment in writing, contact Pamela McConkey, Washington State Parks, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, phone (360) 902-8595, fax (360) 586-5875, e-mail pamm@parks.wa.gov.

November 30, 1999

Jim French

Senior Policy Advisor

Washington State Code Reviser's Office