WSR 19-06-030
[Filed February 28, 2019, 1:02 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to chapter 220-440 WAC, Wildlife management and wildlife interaction. Changes to black bear timber damage depredation permits.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.240, and 77.15.245.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is seeking to amend WAC 220-440-210 regarding black bear timber damage depredation permits, adding and/or changing criteria under which a depredation permit may be issued.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department will coordinate with United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services as needed.
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, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, phone 360-902-2512, fax 360-902-2162, TTY 800-833-6388, email
February 28, 2019
Scott Bird
Rules Coordinator