PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed December 21, 1998, 1:30 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Game management unit descriptions; deer and elk general seasons and 1999 special permits; moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas; black bear, cougar and small game seasons; official hunting hours; special closure, firearm restriction and muzzleloader areas; hunting equipment; and Oregon/Washington joint goose hunting permit.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To provide 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 Mike Kuttel, Assistant Director, Wildlife Management Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2504, fax (360) 902-2162. For proposed CR-102 filing February 17, 1999, and subsequent April 2-3, 1999, adoption.
December 21, 1998