WSR 15-13-042
[Filed June 9, 2015, 10:20 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amendments to hunting rules regarding fair chase and regulating the use of technology while hunting.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, and 77.15.047 [77.12.047].
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department needs to amend rules related to fair chase and the use of technology while hunting to keep pace with advances in technology. Ancillary amendments to definitions and other rules may be included to accomplish rule amendments, as well as any technical changes needed to rules to ensure accuracy, consistency, and clarity of rules.
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 Joanna Eide, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2403, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail Contact by September 16, 2015. Expected preproposal filing on or after September 23, 2015.
June 9, 2015
Joanna M. Eide
Rules Coordinator