WSR 14-17-120
[Filed August 20, 2014, 9:17 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Technical amendments to department recreational fishing rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Technical changes are needed to department rules related to recreational fishing that will not be addressed in the sport rules annual rule-making process. These changes are needed as a result of a recent rule change to split up former WAC 232-28-619 into several separate WAC sections based on geographic areas, now codified in chapter 220-310 WAC. Edits to rules are needed to ensure the rules function as intended and for accuracy and clarity. The department may consider additional technical rule changes outside chapter 220-310 WAC as needed to promote consistency and clarity in department rules related to recreational fishing.
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 Joanna Eide, Rules Coordinator, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, phone (360) 902-2403, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail
August 20, 2014
Joanna M. Eide
Rules Coordinator