PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Creating implementing rules for the sea urchin and sea cucumber commercial dive fisheries license bill. Creating implementing rules for the shift of the Puget Sound emerging commercial shrimp fisheries to a limited entry fishery along with such other requirements necessary for the management of the fishery.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 75.08.080 and ESHB 2107 and E2SSB 5658.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Required by legislative action.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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, Marine Resources Division Manager, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2826, fax (360) 902-2944. Contact by November 2, 1999. Proposal filing expected to be November 3, 1999.
August 6, 1999