WSR 97-19-027

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Filed September 8, 1997, 4:52 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; changes to sensitive, threatened and endangered lists and the listing process; and wildlife rehabilitation permits.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Recreational opportunity; update sensitive, threatened and endangered lists to reflect current status of species; adjust listing process to be more efficient; and streamline process and clarify rules for wildlife rehabilitation permits.

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 October 1, 1997, rule proposal filing expected to be November 1997.

September 8, 1997

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office