WSR 06-24-117

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 6, 2006, 9:02 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Official hunting hours, game farms and shooting preserves, spring black bear seasons and regulations, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, deer general seasons and special permits, elk general seasons and special permits, importation and retention of dead nonresident wildlife, game management unit boundaries.

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: Provides clarification and recreational opportunity. Review and update regulations to ensure wildlife and public health.

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 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2515.

December 5, 2006

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office