PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed October 13, 2020, 8:13 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering rule changes related to wolf management in chapter 220-440 WAC.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Pursuant to the authority in RCW 34.05.330
(3)(b), on September 4, 2020, the governor directed the department's fish and wildlife commission to initiate rule-making proceedings.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Fish and Wildlife Service regulates wolves in the federally listed portion of the state and Washington department of agriculture regulates grants for deployment of nonlethal wolf deterrence. The department will advise and seek input from these agencies.
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, phone 360-902-2515, email WolfRule@dfw.wa.gov, website wdfw.wa.gov.
October 13, 2020