WSR 10-01-034

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 7, 2009, 11:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering rule making regarding wildlife conflict/damage.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 77.36, 77.12 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Public safety and protection of property from damage caused by wildlife.

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. Contact by January 27, 2010. Expected proposal filing on or after February 17, 2010.

December 7, 2009

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office