WSR 07-18-044

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed August 29, 2007, 11:10 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Downlisting of the bald eagle from state threatened to state sensitive.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Due to delisting of the bald eagle by the USFWS and recovery of bald eagle populations, a revision of WAC 232-12-011 is necessary to downlist the bald eagle from state threatened to state sensitive.

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 Dave Brittell, Wildlife Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2515.

August 29, 2007

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office