WSR 08-06-063

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 3, 2008, 9:46 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Ocean spot shrimp fishing 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: Reduces administrative review of catch history and reduces the burden on fishers to pursue a fishery requirement that is no longer functional to the original need.

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 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2651. Contact by April 21, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after April 23, 2008.

March 3, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office