WSR 08-21-028

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed October 7, 2008, 10:58 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 232-12-054 Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits.

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 WAC as it currently reads prohibits a person from carrying a firearm while in the field archery hunting during an archery season specified for that area. This proposal seeks to create an exemption for people who have concealed weapons permits.

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 Lori Preuss, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail at lori.preuss@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by December 1, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after December 24, 2008.

October 7, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office