WSR 13-17-085
[Filed August 19, 2013, 1:35 p.m.]
Continuance of WSR 13-13-085.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-10-043 on April 25, 2013.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Wildlife-interaction regulations, chapter 232-36 WAC.
Hearing Location(s): The public hearing on this rule proposal was held on August 2-3, 2013. The department is extending the deadline for written comments on these rules to September 20, 2013.
Date of Intended Adoption: On or after October 4, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: Wildlife Program Commission Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail, fax (360) 902-2162, by September 20, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger by September 20, 2013, (360) 902-2207 or TTY 1-800-833-6388.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendments implement 2013 legislation and expand the conditions for mitigating wolf/human conflicts to include noncommercial operators and the types of domestic animal losses that may be compensated by the department. The proposed amendments make the wildlife conflict rules consistent with the wolf management plan within current statutes, encourage cooperative agreements with the department to prevent and mitigate losses other than documented mortalities to livestock, and allow citizens to protect their domestic animals from attack by wolves.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: To address human/wildlife conflicts and property damage.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.012, 77.12.047, 77.12.240, chapter 77.36 RCW, and ESSB [E2SSB] 5193.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.04.012, 77.12.047, 77.12.240, chapter 77.36 RCW, and ESSB [E2SSB] 5193.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington department of fish and wildlife, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Nate Pamplin, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2693; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2373.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules do not affect small businesses.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These proposals do not affect hydraulics.
August 19, 2013
Lori Preuss