WSR 06-22-096

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed November 1, 2006, 10:22 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Landowner damage hunts; black bear, deer and elk damage hunts; allowed and prohibited activities and uses on department lands.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.240, 77.12.210.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Provide damage control opportunities to relieve landowners. Review and update WDFW-owned land-use regulations to help ensure consistent application as well as resource protection.

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, Wildlife Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2515.

November 1, 2006

Morris W. Barker

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office