PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: State parks will conduct a review of the following chapters of administrative rules to determine the need for updates, clarifications or other revisions:
• Chapter 352-32 WAC, Public use of state park areas.
• Chapter 352-12 WAC, Moorage and use of marine and inland water facilities.
• Chapter 352-37 WAC, Ocean beaches.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 79A.05 RCW including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, 79A.05.065, 79A.05.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: State parks will conduct a review of three chapters of the commission's administrative rules pertaining to (1) public use of state park areas, (2) moorage and use of marine and inland water facilities; and (3) ocean beaches. The annual review will be conducted to identify the need for changes to these rules including the need for clarifications and or modifications to update changes in business practices. Substantive changes may include changes to state parks pass program abuse/misuse, length of stay in campsites, yurts, cabins and other overnight accommodations, clarification in standard fees charged and decriminalization and clarification of specific rules. All of the commission's and the agency's business practices and regulatory control covered by this preproposal statement of inquiry will be considered and may be proposed for amendment following this review.
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 Pamela McConkey, Washington State Parks, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, phone (360) 902-8595, fax (360) 586-5875, e-mail Pam.McConkey@parks.WA.gov.
Jim French, Administrator
Statewide Recreation Programs