WSR 07-24-100

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 5, 2007, 11:50 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules relating to the master hunter program.

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: Several rules cross-reference and/or relate to the department's "advanced hunter education program," which is now called the "master hunter program." The name must be changed in these rules; and other information may need to be revised to reflect changes in the law and in rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Fish and Wildlife Service regulates hunter education and provides grant money to the Washington department of fish and wildlife for hunter education. The department's master hunter program is one component of the five-year plan we are required to submit to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to receive grant money from them.

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 Mik Mikitik, WDFW Hunter Education, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-8113, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail at mikitmjm@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