WSR 13-20-128
[Filed October 2, 2013, 8:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering rule changes related to possession of personal-use shellfish in the field.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes to rules regarding possession of personal-use shellfish in the field are needed to make requirements clear and uniform, and to meet the practical needs of enforcement officers in the field. The department will specifically consider requiring recreational shellfish harvesters to keep harvested shellfish, beyond razor clams and shrimp, in separate containers while in the field so fish and wildlife officers can clearly identify limits. The department will also consider technical language and structural changes where appropriate, including potential consolidation of rules.
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 Joanna Eide, WDFW Enforcement Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, phone (360) 902-2403, e-mail Contact by November 13, 2013. Expected proposal filing on or after November 20, 2013.
October 2, 2013
Joanna M. Eide
Administrative Regulations Analyst
Acting Rules Coordinator