WSR 09-15-142

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed July 21, 2009, 9:23 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 220-20-005 Oregon-Washington license reciprocity.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SHB 1778, which was passed during the 2009 legislature, amends several of the department's statutes to change "salmon" to "foodfish" with regard to guide and charter licenses. This proposal will change the term "salmon" to "foodfish" in WAC 220-20-005 to make the rule consistent with the new statutes.

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 Lori Preuss, WDFW Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, e-mail Lori.preuss@dfw.wa.gov. Expected proposal filing on or after September 23, 2009.

July 21, 2009

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office