PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Housekeeping changes to common names and updating species names for classified shellfish.
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: Some current classified shellfish species have common names that are vague and not in popular usage. In addition, there may be periodic changes to scientific names that may need to be updated to current scientific usage as well as some species that are not necessary to be on the list.
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, State Marine Resource Manager, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2826.
April 20, 2004