WSR 08-11-061

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 16, 2008, 2:22 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Live bottom fish fisheries.

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 an additional commercial market niche fishing opportunity.

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 July 18, 2008. Expected proposal filing on or after July 23, 2008.

May 16, 2008

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office