WSR 10-15-051

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed July 14, 2010, 11:00 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Corrects omissions, ambiguities, and errors contained in wildlife-interaction and damage-claim rules filed on June 23, 2010, as part of WSR 10-13-182.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On June 4, 2010, the department adopted new and amended rules for handling wildlife interactions and damage claims. Since that time, the Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) has identified a few omissions, ambiguities, and errors in the rules that should be corrected to increase public understanding and aid enforcement.

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 Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, e-mail Lori.preuss@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by September 15, 2010. Expected proposal filing on or after September 22, 2010.

July 14, 2010

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office