WSR 05-16-014

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed July 22, 2005, 4:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Puget Sound commercial shrimp 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: Permanent housekeeping changes are needed to make rule language less complex and more readable, which will reduce the amount of verbiage when providing for in-season modifications.

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 Morris Barker, State Marine Resource Manager, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2651. Contact by September 30, 2005. Expected proposal filing on or after October 4, 2005.

July 22, 2005

Christy Vassau

for Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office