PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Public safety cougar removal permit 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: Possession of a license at time of permit application ensures eligibility to participate in the cougar removal, while a residency requirement emphasizes knowledge of local terrain and conditions.
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 Bruce Bjork, Enforcement, Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2373. Contact by July 31, expected proposal filing August 1, 2003.
June 17, 2003