PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Experimental coastal pilchard fishery.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes are needed in the provision of the coastal pilchard fishery to accommodate vessel designation changes, by-catch, and other provisions.
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 Phil Anderson, Intergovernmental Affairs Program Special Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1076, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by March 18, 2004. Expected proposal filing date March 19, 2004.
January 22, 2004