WSR 16-06-078
[Filed February 26, 2016, 11:23 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amendments to recreational fishing rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.15.047 [77.12.047].
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering amendments to recreational fishing rules to provide fishing opportunity, to address conservation objectives and to simplify rules. The department may consider additional recreational fishing rule changes if necessary.
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 Craig Burley, Fish Management Division Manager, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, phone (360) 902-2784, e-mail Contact by September 2, 2016. Expected filing date on or after September 23, 2016.
February 26, 2016
Jacalyn M. Hursey
Acting Rules Coordinator