PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Pilchard emerging commercial fishery 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: Annual modifications of the emerging commercial fishery rules for pilchard (sardine) may be needed. Consideration will be given to issuance of replacement permits, permit renewal criteria, and allowable alternative uses of sardines.
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 Management Program Special Assistant, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by January 5, 2006. Expected proposal filing on or after January 6, 2006.
November 9, 2005