WSR 12-19-021




[ Filed September 10, 2012, 9:17 a.m. ]

     Continuance of WSR 12-14-115.

     Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-10-084.

     Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 232-12-011 Wildlife classified as protected shall not be hunted or fished, this proposal removes Steller sea lions from the state endangered species list.

     Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, Room 172, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, on November 8-9, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.

     Date of Intended Adoption: December 14, 2012.

     Submit Written Comments to: Bill Tweit, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail, fax (360) 902-2158, by October 15, 2012.

     Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger by October 15, 2012, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

     Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposal has not changed from what is described in the CR-102 filed on July 5, 2012, as WSR 12-14-115. However, the date of the public hearing has changed from November 2-3 to November 8-9, 2012.

     Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

     Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

     Rule is necessary because of federal law, 77 F.R. 23209.

     Name of Proponent: WDFW, governmental.

     Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Bill Tweit, WDFW Director's Office, Olympia, (360) 902-2723; and Enforcement: Chief Bruce Bjork, WDFW Enforcement, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

     No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Delisting Steller sea lions will have no economic impact or impose any costs on small businesses or school districts.

     A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This proposal does not involve hydraulics.

September 10, 2012

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator