WSR 97-19-092

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Filed September 17, 1997, 11:05 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Personal use rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Proposals are needed for changes to the 1998-1999 sport fishing rules. These proposals will involve time, place and manner of fishing, and will involve food fish, shellfish and gamefish.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Rule proposals will be coordinated with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for concurrent waters of the Columbia River, with Idaho Fish and Game for Snake River waters, and recommendations of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council will be considered in setting saltwater and river seasons for anadromous fish.

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 Bruce Crawford, Assistant Director, Fish Management Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 902-2325, by October 13, 1997. Expected Proposal Filing: November 5, 1997.

September 17, 1997

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office