WSR 00-18-076

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed September 1, 2000, 3:31 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Game management units and boundary descriptions; private lands wildlife management areas; big game and turkey auction permits and raffles; black bear special permit seasons and quotas; mandatory hunting activity reporting for deer, elk, bear and turkey; small game seasons and official hunting hours.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Maximize public recreational opportunity without impairing wildlife populations.

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, (360) 902-2504. Contact by October 13, 2000, rule proposal filing expected to be November 1, 2000.

September 1, 2000

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office