WSR 08-03-114

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed January 22, 2008, 1:24 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Cougar general and permit seasons.

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: To establish 2008 cougar seasons with dogs, pending 2008 legislative session. Changes in dog seasons would require changes in general seasons.

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 Dave Brittell, Wildlife Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2515.

January 22, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office