WSR 99-12-075

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-69-- Filed May 27, 1999, 3:30 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 27, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000Q; and amending WAC 220-56-330.

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: Crab testing results indicate there is a harvestable surplus of hardshell crab in the area to be opened. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

May 27, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000R
Personal use crab fishery--Pot fishery opening for a portion of Area 8-2 and Area 9.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330:

(1) Effective immediately until further notice, it is lawful to fish for Dungeness crab taken for personal use using shellfish pot gear from those waters of Catch Record Card Area 8-1 south of a line projected true east and west from the southern tip of Goat Island.

(2) Effective immediately until further notice, it is lawful to fish for Dungeness crab taken for personal use using shellfish pot gear from all waters of Catch Record Card Area 8-2, and the portion of Catch Record Card Area 9 north and east of a line from Picnic Point to Possession Point on Whidbey Island.

(3) Effective 7:00 a.m. June 1, 1999 until further notice, it is lawful to fish for and possess crab taken for personal use with shellfish pot gear in all waters of Catch Record Card Area 9, south of a line from Point Partridge to Point Wilson and north of a line from Olele Point to Foulweather Bluff and from Foulweather Bluff to Double Bluff.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-33000QPersonal use crab fishery--Allocation/softshell closures. (99-46)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office