PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend commercialization of wildlife 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: The Fish and Wildlife Commission has accepted a petition to amend falconry rules, and has instructed the department to initiate rule making on commercialization of wildlife with emphasis on raptors.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The department will coordinate state action with federal action on raptors.
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, Wildlife Program, Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2504. Contact by August 19, 2004. Expected proposal filing on or after August 20, 2004.
June 29, 2004