WSR 07-03-075

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed January 17, 2007, 4:33 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Logbook requirements for the coastal commercial Dungeness crab fishery.

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: Getting a better picture of the distribution of fleet effort, success, and temporal changes in order to meet long-term implementation of even-flow harvesting and federal requirements of treaty sharing of the harvest.

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 Phil Anderson, Intergovernmental Resource Management, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by July 2, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after July 5, 2007.

January 12, 2007

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office