A rule is considered withdrawn when either the agency files a withdrawal notice with the Code Reviser, or the rule is not adopted and filed with the code reviser within 180 days after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 A withdrawn rule may not be adopted unless it is again proposed in accordance with RCW 34.05.320.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
Rule Making Reference# P2022-11
The Department is considering a proposed change that would open a previously closed section of Chelan River by allowing catch-and-release fishing only, using only barbless hooks with no bait.
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.
Rule Making Reference# P2020-12
The department is considering rule changes to govern the for-profit use of specific wildlife species for dog aversion training.
Rule Making Reference# P2020-05
The department is proposing amendments to WAC 220-200-100, that would classify the Cascade red fox as “threatened” in the state of Washington and reclassify the white pelican from “threatened” to “sensitive”
The department proposed a new rule section WAC 220-440-260 and amendments to the current WAC 220-440-080.
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.
Rule Making Reference# P2020-08
WDFW has withdrawn the CR-102 and placing it on hold. We plan to reschedule this rulemaking early 2024.
The department is developing a new permit that is specific to beaver relocation and consistent with RCW 77.32.585.
The department seeks to clarify the requirements for notifying department law enforcement officers about testing commercial fishing gear.