PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Landing Canadian origin fish into Washington ports.
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 commission has requested the department to review the Canadian origin fish landing rule and see if an accommodation can be made to allow fish to be landed. Various alternatives will be presented.
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 Resource Management Special Assistant, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by December 16, 2004. Expected proposal filing on or after December 17, 2004.
November 1, 2004