PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changes to commercial razor clam rules.
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: Current rule is considered vague and might inhibit enforceability. Modification would clarify the rule and provide better enforceability.
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, Marine Resources Manager, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2826. Contact by November 18, 2004. Expected proposal filing November 19, 2004.
October 5, 2004