WSR 08-10-108

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 7, 2008, 11:19 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Correcting inaccurate rule and statute references in rules, and adding references where none exists but is needed. Correcting misleading or false information in 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: Some of the department's WACs contain incorrect references to other WACs and to statutes. Other WACs do not contain references but would benefit from having them. A few rules are written in such a way as to provide misleading or false information. This proposal would make the department's rules clearer and easier to understand.

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 7, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office