WSR 06-23-005

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed November 2, 2006, 9:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules regarding catch record cards.

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: Changes in the Dungeness crab catch record card are being considered to facilitate a new catch reporting structure.

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 January 3, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after January 5, 2007.

November 2, 2006

Morris W. Barker

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office