WSR 07-17-013

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed August 3, 2007, 3:00 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 232-28-259 Electronic treeing switches and 232-12-025 Hunts authorized pursuant to RCW 77.12.240.

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 rules on this subject do not have the deterrent effect on illegal hunting with hounds that the department can achieve with changes to the rules.

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 preuslmp@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by October 15, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after October 24, 2007.

August 3, 2007

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office