WSR 05-06-125

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PARKS AND RECREATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed March 2, 2005, 11:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The state Parks and Recreation Commission is considering amending chapter 352-28 WAC following an agency study on issues related to the harvest and personal consumption of nonmarine edible plants and edible fruiting bodies, including fungi.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, 79A.05.305.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To define and establish limits and procedures for the harvesting of nonmarine edible plants and edible fruiting bodies, including fungi, for personal consumption.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has lead agency jurisdiction over the public use of natural resources on agency property.

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 Lisa Lantz, Environmental Planner, Washington State Parks, Southwest Region HQ, 11838 Tilley Road South, Olympia, WA 98512, phone (360) 956-4803, fax (360) 586-4272, e-mail Lisa.Lantz@parks.wa.gov.

March 2, 2005

Jim French

Chief of Policy Research

and Program Development

Washington State Code Reviser's Office