PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Halibut seasons.
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: Seasons need to be set for the 2005-2006 halibut fishery.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Rukes [Rules] will be coordinated with the International Pacific Halibut Fishery Commission.
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 Phil Anderson, Intergovernmental Resources Management Program Special Assistant, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by December 30, 2004, expected proposal filing December 31, 2004.
November 12, 2004