WSR 02-06-034

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed February 26, 2002, 3:44 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Medicine Creek treaty hunting.

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: The department will be reviewing WAC 232-12-253, which established the enforcement line for the southern boundary of the hunting area used by the Medicine Creek tribes. This review is pursuant to two petitions to adopt, amend or repeal rules.

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 Phil Anderson, Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by April 30, 2002, expected proposal filing May 1, 2002.

February 26, 2002

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office