WSR 05-20-110

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed October 5, 2005, 10:50 a.m. ]

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: Establish reciprocity with Oregon for personal use shellfish licenses.

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 Lew Atkins, Fish Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2651. Contact by November 17, 2005. Expected proposal filing on or after November 18, 2005.

October 5, 2005

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office