WSR 99-23-017

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed November 5, 1999, 4:31 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recreational fishing 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: Each year the department participates in the North of Falcon subproceeding of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The rules will allow for the harvest of the available surplus salmon.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: National Marine Fisheries Service is a participant in the North of Falcon process.

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 Lew Atkins, Fish Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2651. Contact by April 10, 2000.

October 4, 1999

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office