WSR 03-02-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 24, 2002, 11:25 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Designated hunter companion rules.

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: Technical rule changes are needed to clarify the scope of activity of the designated hunter companion and provide internal consistency in the 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 Dave Brittell, Wildlife Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2504. Contact by February 14, 2003, expected proposal filing February 15, 2002 [2003].

December 24, 2002

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office