WSR 07-18-071

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed September 4, 2007, 10:52 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 220-55-065 Fishing for shellfish, freshwater fish or saltwater fish by persons with a disability.

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: SHB 1079, which was effective on July 22, 2007, requires the department to define who is "a person with a disability," and to develop rules for conduct of persons with a disability and those persons' designated harvesters who fish and harvest shellfish. This proposal will accomplish these requirements.

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 Lori Preuss, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail at preuslmp@dfw.wa.gov. Contact by October 15, 2007. Expected proposal filing on or after October 24, 2007.

September 4, 2007

Loreva M. Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office