PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Commercial catch reporting and accountability.
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: The department will review commercial fish reporting by the state of Washington fish receiving ticket mechanism. Concerns have been raised over catch accounting, accommodation of existing industry practices, and enforceability.
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 Jim Lux, Business Services Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2444. Contact by June 17, 2004. Expected filing June 18, 2004.
April 27, 2004