WSR 13-11-122




[ Filed May 21, 2013, 1:53 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Washington state electronic fish-receiving tickets.

     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 Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) is considering allowing commercial purchasers and receivers to use electronic fish tickets even if the purchasers and receivers do not participate in the Pacific Coast groundfish shoreside individual fishing quota program. Electronic fish tickets are easier for commercial purchasers and receivers to use and for WDFW to process than paper tickets.

     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 Lori Preuss, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail Updates will be added to the agency's rule-making page at The commission's agenda, which will reflect public meeting dates and locations, can be found at Contact by July 10, 2013. Expected proposal filing on or after July 24, 2013.

May 21, 2013

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator