WSR 13-10-041




[ Filed April 25, 2013, 3:30 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The agency will conduct a review of chapter 352-32 WAC, Public use of state park areas

and chapter 352-37 WAC, Ocean beaches.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 79A.05 RCW.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: State parks will conduct an annual review of the WACs pertaining to public use of state park areas and ocean beaches. This review will be conducted to provide clarification and modifications to various rules including:

WAC 352-32-260, 352-32-265 and 352-32-270 eliminating reciprocity with other states in regard to sno-park permit fees and clarification of dates valid.
WAC 352-32-030 allowing director or designee to determine ten to fourteen night maximum length of stay for recreational camping during high use season.
Adding a new section to chapter 352-37 WAC, the need for rules addressing temporary closures for the protection of natural/cultural resources or public safety.
Adding a new section to chapter 352-32 WAC, the review may also result in minor changes and corrections to rules in order to bring rules up-to-date with current terminology, correction of references to statutes contained in the rules and completion of a general review for clarification, corrections and modifications.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

     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 Susan Kavanaugh, Washington State Parks, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, phone (360) 902-8847, fax (360) 586-6651, e-mail

April 2013

Valeria Evans

Management Analyst