WSR 00-10-077

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 1, 2000, 4:26 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Falconry; waterfowl decoys; equipment restrictions; nontoxic shot; game reserves and waterfowl closures; migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations; big game hunting seasons, permits, and regulations; turkey permits and regulations; small game seasons and regulations.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To establish rules for incidental take for falconers; provide recreational opportunity; and wildlife conservation.

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 Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2504, fax (360) 902-2162.

May 1, 2000

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office