WSR 14-01-114
[Filed December 18, 2013, 11:09 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Updates to rules regarding hunters and fishers with disabilities.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.32.237, 77.32.238, and 77.32.400.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes to rules related to hunters and fishers with disabilities are needed to streamline rules and make the rules more uniform, and to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) works with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Interior (Civil Rights Division), and the Department of Justice on ADA compliance. WDFW will share draft language and coordinate with those agencies as needed through WDFW's ADA program access manager.
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 Dolores Noyes, ADA Program Access Manager, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2349. Fax (360) 902-2162, e-mail Contact by January 29, 2014. Expected proposal filing on or after February 5, 2014.
December 18, 2013
Joanna M. Eide
Criminal Justice Liaison
Rules Coordinator