WSR 10-04-126

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed February 3, 2010, 11:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Game reserves and closure areas; nontoxic shot regulations; license, tag, and permit refunds and exchanges; falconry regulations; public conduct rules on department lands.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240, 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.880.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Provides clarification and recreational opportunity.

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 April 5, 2010. Expected proposal filing on or after April 21, 2010.

February 3, 2010

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office