WSR 05-13-159

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed June 21, 2005, 3:30 p.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: Recreational fishing seasons other than those set through the negotiated North of Falcon process are done on major year and minor year cycles. During this major year cycle, rule proposals will be solicited from the public, for rules for the May 2006 through April 2007 recreational year.

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 Lew Atkins, Fish Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2651. Contact by September 14, 2005. Expected proposal filing September 15, 2005.

June 21, 2005

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office