WSR 07-07-014

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 9, 2007, 8:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules relating to logbooks and commercial fishing.

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: Providing additional rule clarity and requirements regarding duties of fishers who participate in fisheries where logbooks are required.

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 July 2, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after July 5, 2007.

March 9, 2007

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office