WSR 99-08-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed April 6, 1999, 10:18 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recreational crab reporting rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 75.08.080.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules may be needed to improve catch estimation capability and provide for orderly fisheries.

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 Morris Barker by June 10, 1999, at (360) 902-2826 or fax (360) 902-2944.

April 6, 1999

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office