WSR 97-10-028

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Filed April 30, 1997, 3:02 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Migratory game birds and trapping seasons; hunting regulations and boundaries; private lands wildlife management areas; hunting auctions and raffles; permit hunts; game reserves; hunting hours; big game tagging; landowner damage; and nontoxic shot pertaining to migratory game birds.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040, and 77.32.220.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Recreational opportunity.

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 Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Management, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, (360) 902-2504. Contact by June 15, 1997, rule proposal filing expected to be July 1997.

April 30, 1997

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office