WSR 02-06-107

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 5, 2002, 1:59 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Commercial 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 will review WAC 220-20-016 relating to the sale of salmon eggs, and determine the application to species other than chum salmon.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None as to sale of salmon eggs.

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 June 18, 2002, expected proposal filing June 19, 2002.

March 5, 2002

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office