WSR 07-11-169

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 23, 2007, 11:42 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: ESHB 1249, which provides for a once in a lifetime, one-license-year deferral of hunter education training.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.32.155.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESHB 1249 requires the fish and wildlife commission to adopt rules for administering the hunter-education deferral program to avoid potential fraud and abuse.

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 Mik Mikitik, WDFW Hunter Education, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-8113, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail at mikitmjm@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by July 31, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after September 5, 2007.

May 23, 2007

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office