A rule is considered withdrawn when either the agency files a withdrawal notice with the Code Reviser, or the rule is not adopted and filed with the code reviser within 180 days after publication of the rule proposal. A withdrawn rule may not be adopted unless it is again proposed in accordance with RCW 34.05.320.
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Agency rules coordinator
The purpose of the proposed amendments was to carry forward a long-standing recreational hunting opportunity under a spring bear special permit. This rule making was initiated by a majority affirmative vote to grant one of six rule making petitions brought before the Fish and Wildlife Commission on January 21, 2022.
The department proposed amendments to carry forward a long-standing recreational hunting opportunity to address bear management by continuing to use recreational hunting under a spring bear special permit in 2022.
To create uniformity between the existing rules and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to simplify the accommodation process for hunters with disabilities.
The department seeks to clarify the requirements for notifying department law enforcement officers about testing commercial fishing gear.