WSR 99-11-038

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-47-- Filed May 14, 1999, 8:16 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 13, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-35000Y and 220-56-38000R; and amending WAC 220-56-350 and 220-56-380.

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: These regulations are necessary to conserve the resource and provide recreational harvest opportunity. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.

May 13, 1999

Larry W. Peck

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-35000Z
Clams other than razor clams--Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-350, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to harvest or possess clams, cockles, or mussels taken for personal use from the following public tidelands during the closed periods herein, and lawful to harvest only during the open periods specified herein:

(1) Dosewallips State Park - Open until further notice.

(2) Potlatch DNR - Closed May 31, 1999.

(3) Potlatch State Park - Closed May 31, 1999.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-38000S
Oysters--Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-380, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to harvest or possess oysters taken for personal use from the following public tidelands except as provided below:

(1) Potlatch State Park - Open until further notice.

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REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 220-56-35000YClams other than razor clams--Areas and seasons. (99-34)
WAC 220-56-38000ROysters--Areas and seasons. (99-34)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office