WSR 09-19-134

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PARKS AND RECREATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed September 22, 2009, 2:48 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The state parks and recreation commission is considering amending chapter 352-28 WAC, Protection and conservation of state park natural resources, following an agency study on issues related to the management, sale and removal of its natural resources materials, and the collection of fauna as a part of agency approved research permits.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 79A.05.035, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.165.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The entire chapter will be reviewed for clarity and consistency of business practices with an emphasis on qualifications, procedures, and general provisions pertain [pertaining] to the sale of, or leasing of lands containing, tree, plant or fungi resources from commission owned or managed lands. Other issues associated with this chapter arising from agency review may be subject to rule making.

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. The department of natural resources' natural heritage program needs to be consulted on select management actions taken in natural areas of the park system. The Washington department of natural resources needs to provide a collection permit for any fauna collected on lands managed by state parks and needs to be consulted on select management actions related to species of concern and their habitats.

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 Robert Fimbel, Chief, Resource Stewardship, Washington State Parks, Headquarters, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-8592, fax (360) 586-0207, e-mail robert.fimbel@parks.wa.gov.

September 22, 2009

Jim French, Chief

Policy Research and

Program Development

Washington State Code Reviser's Office