WSR 07-09-053

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed April 12, 2007, 3:02 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Coastal commercial bottom fish 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: Providing additional regulatory clarity in conforming to federal and state rules.

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 June 18, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after June 20, 2007.

April 11, 2007

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office