WSR 02-17-044

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed August 14, 2002, 2:57 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Salmon egg sales.

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: Accounting of salmon harvest requires knowledge of all fish removed from the resource. Current rules disallow sale of chum salmon eggs without the salmon carcasses. This requirement may be extended to all salmon species.

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 98501-1091, (360) 902-2651. Contact by October 22, 2002. Expected proposal filing October 23, 2002.

August 14, 2002

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office