WSR 05-02-092

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed January 5, 2005, 9:59 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Small game, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and moose seasons and permit levels; auctions, raffles, and incentive tags; game management unit boundaries; special closures and firearm restriction areas; carcass importation; definition of eastern and western Washington.

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: To 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, (360) 902-2504. Contact by February 23, 2005, rule proposal filing expected to be March 2, 2005.

January 5, 2005

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office