PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending catch reporting rules. Amending delivery 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: The department recently amended commercial fish catch reporting rules. Certain housekeeping changes have come to light, including a need to consolidate direct retail sales rules, and clarification on need for and length of retention of fish receiving tickets. A comprehensive definition of "delivery" is needed to clarify when a delivery license is needed and what constitutes delivery into a port.
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 Lew Atkins, Fish Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2651. Contact by December 16, 2004. Expected proposal filing on or after December 17, 2004.
November 2, 2004