PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Personal use 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: Agreement with Oregon on sturgeon closures for resource protection have been accomplished, and rules are necessary to provide such closures.
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 Phil Anderson, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by May 15, 2003. Expected proposal filing May 16, 2003.
April 2, 2003