WSR 08-11-023

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 12, 2008, 4:57 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Distribution requirements for shellfish receiving tickets.

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: Timeliness of reporting is creating an enforcement issue. A rule change will increase the performance of buyers getting information to state managers in a timely fashion.

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 November 4, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after November 5, 2008.

May 12, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office