WSR 07-07-050

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 14, 2007, 8:46 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Requirements for purchasers and receivers of commercial bottomfish.

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: New management requirements to record the federal fishery permit number on fish tickets if sablefish are landed under the authority of a federal sablefish endorsed limited entry permit. This will enable the tracking of permitted product in the market place and account for quota management.

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, Special Assistant to the Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2720. Contact by July 2, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after July 5, 2007.

March 14, 2007

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office