WSR 10-23-024




[ Filed November 5, 2010, 1:35 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 220-33-001 General provision -- Commercial fishing regulated.

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: Allows chafing strip panels to be used during Columbia River commercial fisheries. "Chafing strip panel" is a new definition. These rules will conform more closely to Oregon's rules and will facilitate enforcement.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington department of fish and wildlife and the Oregon department of fish and wildlife have developed reciprocal rules for fishers on the concurrent waters of the Columbia River. This rule proposal will conform more closely to Oregons for fisheries in the Columbia River.

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 Contact by December 1, 2010. Expected proposal filing date is on or after January 19, 2011.

November 5, 2010

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office