WSR 07-08-022

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 27, 2007, 11:52 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changing the requirement for special trapping-permit applications to allow such applications only by landowners.

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 current rule on this subject, WAC 232-12-141, allows any person to apply for a permit to trap animals for damage-control purposes. The department wants to change this so that only landowners can apply for these permits. This will prohibit applications by persons who cannot show proof of depredation or property damage.

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 Sean Carrell, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2926, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail carresoc@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by June 15, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after June 20, 2007.

March 27, 2007

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office