PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Public disclosure 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: The department's public disclosure rules are currently found in two different titles, are, in part, contradictory, and need to be reconciled. Additionally, the office of the attorney general has come out with guidelines for agency public disclosure based on a request from the legislature. The attorney general has asked agencies to review the advisory model rules on the Public Records Act, and to adopt the model rules.
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 Ron McQueen, Business Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by June 15, 2006. Expected proposal filing on or after June 16, 2006.
May 3, 2006