WSR 10-13-121

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed June 22, 2010, 10:15 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recreational fishing 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: The department must amend recreational fishing rules on an annual basis to respond to fish population changes, fish and wildlife commission assignments, housekeeping needs, and conservation issues. Such amendments are designed to perpetuate fish and shellfish resources while maximizing recreational 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 Lori Preuss, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail Lori.Preuss@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by August 16, 2010. Expected filing date on or after August 18, 2010.

June 22, 2010

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office