WSR 20-08-099
[Filed March 30, 2020, 11:28 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering changes to its grazing program regulations.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.037, 77.12.204, and 77.12.210.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department's grazing rules are outdated and inconsistent with the fish and wildlife commission's policy on grazing. The proposed rule changes would:
Clarify that grazing permits are consistent with the Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) mission and management objectives.
Clarify where commission review and approval is and is not required for new and renewed grazing permits.
Clarify that each grazing permit will include a livestock grazing management plan except for temporary permits where grazing is allowed for less than a total of fourteen days.
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 Eric Gardner, P.O. Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98504-3200, phone 360-902-2515, email, website
March 30, 2020
Michele K. Culver
Rules Coordinator