WSR 99-18-047

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed August 27, 1999, 8:23 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Listing the northern leopard frog, common loon, mardon skipper, and Olympic mudminnow as threatened, endangered or sensitive.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Update the endangered, threatened, and sensitive species list to reflect the current status of the species.

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 Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, (360) 902-2504. Contact by October 15, 1999 (rule proposal filing expected to be November 3, 1999).

August 26, 1999

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office