FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 98-126--Filed July 8, 1998, 3:55 p.m., effective July 10, 1998, 12:01 a.m.]
Date of Adoption: July 8, 1998.
Purpose: Personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-25500H and amending WAC 220-56-244.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: The halibut quota for Catch Record Card Area 2 has been taken. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: July 10, 1998, 12:01 a.m.
July 8, 1998
Larry W. Peck
for Bern Shanks
WAC 220-56-25500I Halibut--Areas and seasons. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-255, effective 12:01 a.m., July 10, 1998, until further notice it is unlawful to fish for halibut in those waters of Catch Record Card Area 2.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. July 9, 1998:
WAC 220-56-25500H Halibut--Areas and seasons. (98-117)