WSR 02-22-096

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed November 6, 2002, 10:17 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Game management units and boundary descriptions; special closures and firearm restriction areas; game farms and shooting preserves; release and possession of wildlife; rock dove classification; shooting hours.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Provide recreational opportunity.

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. Contact by December 18, 2002, rule proposal filing expected to be January 2, 2003.

November 5, 2002

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office