WSR 20-22-110
[Filed November 4, 2020, 9:24 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering changes to commercial shellfish 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be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed changes are intended to clarify existing rules, update or delete outdated rules, and make changes as necessary based on negotiations with treaty tribes and management policy concerning affected species.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington department of health (DOH) and Washington department of natural resources (DNR). Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) works closely and regularly with DOH and WDNR where shellfish regulatory authorities overlap and will coordinate with these agencies on relevant proposals.
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 Ben Power, WDFW Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43152, Olympia, WA 98501, phone 360-902-2721, fax 360-902-2155, email; or Chris Eardley, Puget Sound Shellfish Policy Coordinator, 375 Hudson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368, phone 360-302-3030 ext. 302, fax 360-302-3030, email
November 4, 2020
Ben Power
Rules Coordinator