WSR 97-09-085

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Filed April 23, 1997, 9:11 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Personal use fishing rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules will be needed to implement recommendations from the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the North of Falcon process to conserve salmonid stocks, while offering recreational opportunity.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The proposed rules will coordinate with recommendations of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council.

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 Bruce Crawford, Assistant Director, Fish Management, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 902-2325. Contact by July 1, 1997.

Expected Proposal Filing: July 2, 1997.

April 23, 1997

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office