WSR 06-21-030

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed October 9, 2006, 2:49 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Clarifying commercial catch and management reporting area boundary lines.

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: Increases clarity of boundary descriptions and adds housekeeping corrections to provide consistency in rules between different sections.

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 November 29, 2006. Expected proposal filing on or after December 1, 2006.

October 9, 2006

Morris W. Barker

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office