WSR 14-22-111
[Filed November 5, 2014, 10:44 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering repealing WAC 220-52-01904 Commercial geoduck harvestLicense application and issuance process for 2015 geoduck diver licenses.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, and 77.12.147.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 220-52-01904 was adopted to create an on-boarding process for the Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) to issue 2015 geoduck diver licenses at the end of 2014 due to recent changes to state law limiting the number of geoduck diver licenses WDFW may issue to seventy-seven beginning January 1, 2015. When WAC 220-52-01904 was adopted, WAC 220-52-01905 Commercial geoduck harvestGeoduck diver license application and issuance process, was also adopted. WAC 220-52-01905 details the license issuance process WDFW will use after January 1, 2015, and will go into effect that date. For these reasons, WAC 220-52-01904 will no longer [be] necessary and should be repealed after January 1, 2015.
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 Joanna Eide, WDFW Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2403, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail Contact by December 12, 2014. Expected proposal filing on or after December 19, 2014.
November 5, 2014
Joanna M. Eide
Rules Coordinator