WSR 05-13-160

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed June 21, 2005, 3:31 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recreational licensing 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: The requirement to wear a recreational shellfish license on outer clothing is impractical for divers. A modification of this rule will be proposed for divers.

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 21, 2005

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office