PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Game management unit boundary descriptions; special hunting season permits; private lands wildlife management areas; auction and raffle hunts; deer and elk area boundary descriptions; deer and elk seasons; equipment restrictions; small game and trapping seasons; moose, goat, sheep, bear, and cougar seasons; add killer whale to the state's list of endangered species.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To provide recreational opportunity and to update the endangered, threatened or 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 February 9, 2004, rule proposal filing expected to be February 18, 2004.
December 23, 2003