WSR 06-13-065

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed June 19, 2006, 2:39 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Hunters with disabilities rule.

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: Eastern Washington hunters with disabilities have complained that the current rule requiring vehicles to be completely removed from a public highway does not allow hunting where the vehicle can only be partially removed from the highway. A modification will be proposed to allow hunting by persons with disabilities from vehicles removed as far as is practicable from nonpaved public highways, but would continue to prohibit shooting along or across the highway.

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 Penny Cusick, Special Assistant to the Director for Human Resources, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2280. Contact by August 3, 2006. Expected proposal filing on or after August 4, 2006.

June 19, 2006

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office