WSR 11-10-090

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 4, 2011, 11:52 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Development of rules regarding recreational access to department lands.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.055, 77.32.050, 77.32.090, 77.32.380.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: New rules are needed to implement

2SSB 5622, the discover Washington pass bill, to provide recreational access to department lands.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Coordinate with the Washington state parks department and the Washington department of natural resources to achieve the highest level of consistency in implementing the discover Washington pass in accordance with 2SSB 5622.

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 4, 2011

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office