WSR 08-16-019

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed July 28, 2008, 8:31 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The master hunter program, WAC 232-12-073.

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 department wants to revise the master hunter program's policies and procedures to enhance public understanding of the program and to achieve department and fish and wildlife commission goals.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Fish and Wildlife Service regulates hunter education and provides grant money to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for hunter education. The department's master hunter program is one component of the five-year plan we are required to submit to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to receive grant money from them.

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 September 15, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after October 1, 2008.

July 28, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office