WSR 08-10-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 6, 2008, 5:04 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establishing penalties for infractions in chapter 232-13 WAC.

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: Some rules in chapter 232-13 WAC provide for infractions punishable under RCW 77.15.020 and 77.15.160, but no penalty has been established for these infractions.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington's administrative office of the courts (AOC) may list the penalties for these infractions in the court rules. The department is working closely with the AOC to determine the feasibility and benefit of listing the penalties.

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 Lori Preuss, WDFW Enforcement Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail preuslmp@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by June 25, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after July 2, 2008.

May 6, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office