WSR 08-08-058

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 28, 2008, 11:27 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules relating to the recreational landing of Canadian origin fish.

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 landing requirements that are consistent with Canadian and Washington recreational regulations.

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 30, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after July 2, 2008.

March 28, 2008

Morris W. Barker

for Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office