WSR 08-16-136

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed August 6, 2008, 11:18 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recreational 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: Annual changes in recreational fishing opportunities, housekeeping needs, and conservation issues are needed to respond to resource changes and to balance opportunity with anticipated needs.

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 Lori Preuss, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail at preuslmp@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by September 29, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after October 1, 2008.

August 6, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office