WSR 11-10-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 3, 2011, 3:41 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.210, 77.32.070.

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

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, per C.F.R. Title 50, Part 21, Subpart C, Section 21.29; Migratory Bird Treaty Act. 10-18-012 (Order 10-214).

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 June 13, 2011. Expected proposal filing on or after June 22, 2011.

May 3, 2011

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office