WSR 17-22-058
[Filed October 26, 2017, 9:01 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering rule changes related to wildlife in captivity and wildlife rehabilitation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.030, 77.12.047, 77.12.240, 77.12.467, 77.12.469, 77.32.070, and 90.56.110.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments are needed to clarify and increase the enforceability of the rules.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United State[s] Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) regulates the rehabilitation of migratory birds through the use of their migratory bird permits. The department works closely with USFWS on the migratory bird permits.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulates marine mammal rehabilitation. Rehabilitators must have permits from both the state and NOAA to rehabilitate marine mammals.
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 Eric Gardner, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, phone 360-902-2515, fax 360-902-2162, email, web site
October 25, 2017
Scott Bird
Rules Coordinator