WSR 02-08-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed April 3, 2002, 10:02 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Sea cucumber and sea urchin buy back rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047, 77.70.150, and 77.70.190.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A higher maximum bid limit may be needed to increase participation in the buy-back programs for these licenses.

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 Lew Atkins, Fish Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2651. Contact by May 21, 2002, expected proposal filing May 22, 2002.

April 3, 2002

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office