WSR 12-10-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 2, 2012, 9:20 a.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, and 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: USFWS, per C.F.R. Title 50, Part 20, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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 11, 2012. Expected proposal filing on or after June 20, 2012.

May 2, 2012

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office