The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife follows the state laws that govern its rule making activity.
The Administrative Procedure Act (chapter 34.05 RCW) requires that agencies conduct a process that ensures public involvement opportunities and considers the economic impact of its rules.
The Regulatory Fairness Act (chapter 19.85 RCW) requires agencies to consider disproportionate impacts of rules on small businesses.
The State Environmental Policy Act (chapter 197-11 WAC) requires agencies to consider environmental impacts of rules.
For more information, please see the links below:
- These are proposed rule changes that the public can comment on.
- These are rule changes that have gone through the normal public-notification process and are now final.
- These are critical rule changes that require immediate action and are good for 120 days or less.
For more information on WDFW's rule-development process, please contact:
WDFW Rules Coordinator
600 Capitol Way N
Olympia, WA 98501-1091