WSR 14-14-112
[Filed July 1, 2014, 3:34 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering changes to rules involving wildlife rehabilitation as required by section 25, chapter 48, Laws of 2014.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055 and 77.12.047, and section 25, chapter 48, Laws of 2014.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature passed ESSB 6041 during the 2014 legislative session directing the department to adopt rules for permissible temporary actions that include, at a minimum, the conditions under which a person may capture or transport wildlife to a primary permittee, subpermittee, or rehabilitation facility.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) also regulates the possession of wildlife. The department will consult with USFWS as necessary.
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 Joanna Eide, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2403, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail Contact by August 13, 2014. Expected proposal filing on or after August 20, 2014.
July 1, 2014
Joanna M. Eide
Rules Coordinator