WSR 11-20-011

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed September 22, 2011, 11:48 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 220-52-050 Ocean pink shrimp trawl fishery -- Coastal waters.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, 77.12.047.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department wants to amend WAC 220-52-050 to ensure that the rules for the commercial ocean pink shrimp trawl fishery are consistent with marine fish and shellfish resource conservation and fishery sustainability.

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 November 15, 2011. Expected proposal filing on or after November 23, 2011.

September 22, 2011

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office