WSR 07-01-050

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 14, 2006, 2:03 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Housekeeping change to bring definition of coastal waters in line with the areas that describe coastal water catch areas.

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: Reduce confusion on rules that are not in agreement.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule:

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 February 5, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after February 7, 2007.

December 8, 2006

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office