PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recreational hunting rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current rules are confusing and may not be consistent with state authority.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Indian tribes on their respective reservations. The tribes will be involved in the rule making.
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 Phil Anderson, Intergovernmental Resource Management Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, (360) 902-2720. Contact by June 17, 2004. Rule proposal filing expected to be June 18, 2004.
May 4, 2004