WSR 11-06-058

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 1, 2011, 3:42 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Cougar hunting seasons, game reserves, and waterfowl closure areas.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.12.320.

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 Nate Pamplin, Wildlife Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2515. Contact by April 11, 2011. Expected proposal filing on or after April 20, 2011.

March 1, 2011

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office