WSR 05-22-036




[ Filed October 27, 2005, 2:24 p.m. ]

     Continuance of WSR 05-20-113.

     Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-11-057.

     Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Commercial crawfish rules. This continuance is solely for purposes of rescheduling the public hearing on this rule proposal.

     Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA, on February 10-11, 2006, begins 8:00 a.m., February 10, 2006.

     Date of Intended Adoption: February 10, 2006.

     Submit Written Comments to: Evan Jacoby, Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail, fax (360) 902-2155, by February 3, 2006.

     Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by January 27, 2006, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

     Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Require escape mechanism in commercial crawfish pots.

     Reasons Supporting Proposal: Allows escape of entrapped crawfish if gear is lost.

     Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

     Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

     Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

     Name of Proponent: Department of Fish and Wildlife, governmental.

     Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Evan Jacoby, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2930; Implementation: Lew Atkins, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2651; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

     A small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. See WSR 05-20-113.

     A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These rule proposals do not affect hydraulics.

October 27, 2005

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator