WSR 07-15-027

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed July 12, 2007, 10:02 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 220-130-040(2) Application period for aquatic lands enhancement account (ALEA) grants.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.100.060.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current rule on this subject,

which sets the application period for ALEA grants from January 2 to March 31, needs to be changed so a December 1 - February 28 application period can be set. The current end date of March 31 does not allow enough time for adequate preparation and execution of the application review and scoring process.

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 Joshua Nicholas, WDFW Fish Program, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2685, fax (360) 902-2183, e-mail at nichojjn@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by August 31, 2007. Expected proposal filing by September 5, 2007.

July 12, 2007

Josh Nicholas

Cooperative Projects Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office