WSR 05-13-071

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed June 13, 2005, 1:25 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Commercial 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: Recent legislation has created a coastal crab pot buoy tag. Rules are needed to implement this program.

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 Ron McQueen, Business Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2204. Contact by August 4, 2005. Expected proposal filing on or after August 5, 2005.

June 13, 2005

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office