The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife offers several ways to participate in and comment on proposed rules. WDFW's rule-making activity is governed by state laws, including:
- 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.