WSR 07-15-056

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed July 16, 2007, 11:42 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules requiring external display of shellfish/seaweed license.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.055.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SHB 1082 requires the department to drop the requirement under RCW 77.32.520 that personal use shellfish and seaweed licenses be visible on the licensee at all times.

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 August 31, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after September 5, 2007.

July 16, 2007

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office