WSR 08-06-069

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 3, 2008, 4:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Fish species that can be legally landed by an Oregon-licensed vessel on the Columbia River and its tributaries.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Oregon and Washington have established license reciprocity for Oregon outfitters and guides and Washington professional salmon and game-fish guides on the Columbia River. There may be opportunities to include other species and/or tributaries of the Columbia River in the reciprocity agreements.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Oregon department of fish and wildlife (ODFW): The Washington department of fish and wildlife and ODFW work closely together to develop reciprocity where appropriate, to increase economic and recreational opportunities for residents of both states.

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 Lori Preuss, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail preuslmp@dfw.wa.gov. 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