WSR 06-06-049

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed February 27, 2006, 4:11 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recreational fishing rules.

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: Recreational fishing rules, other than seasons and exceptions to statewide rules, are found in WAC 232-12-619 and chapter 220-56 WAC. These rules need to be reconciled and duplication should be eliminated. A review of recreational rules will be made to see if further consolidation is warranted.

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 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2651. Contact by April 13, 2006. Expected proposal filing on or after April 14, 2006.

February 27, 2006

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office