WSR 07-24-095

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 5, 2007, 11:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules related to trapping.

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: Department policy and public sentiment may change as the effect of new laws and regulations becomes clear.

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 Sean Carrell, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2926, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail at carresoc@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by January 15, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after January 20, 2008.

December 5, 2007

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office