WSR 08-10-111

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 7, 2008, 11:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Tideland ownership.

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: The department needs a WAC that will exempt private tideland owners and lessees and members of their immediate family from license requirements when taking clams, oysters, and mussels harvested for their own personal use from their own tidelands.

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 Contact Lori Preuss, WDFW Enforcement Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail preuslmp@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by June 25, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after July 2, 2008.

May 7, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office