PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Commercial pilchard 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: Changes in the seasons, by-catch provisions, observer coverage and reporting are contemplated. Rule amendments will be needed to accomplish this.
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 Phil Anderson, Intergovernmental Resources Special Assistant, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by February 3, 2005. Expected proposal filing on or after February 4, 2005.
December 10, 2004