WSR 99-13-080

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-76-- Filed June 11, 1999, 3:15 p.m. , effective June 12, 1999, 8:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 10, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000R; 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 test fishing 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 12, 1999, 8:00 a.m.

June 10, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000S
Personal use crab pot fishery--Exceptions to permanent rules

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330:

(1) Effective 6:00 a.m. June 13, 1999 until further notice, it is lawful to fish for and possess crab taken for personal use using shellfish pot gear from those waters of Catch Record Card Area 7 within San Juan County.

(2) Effective 8:00 a.m. June 12, 1999 until further notice, It is lawful to fish for and possess crab taken for personal use using shellfish pot gear from those waters of Catch Record Card Areas 8-1 and 8-2.

(3) Effective immediately it is lawful to fish for and possess crab taken for personal use using shellfish pot gear from those 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 effective 8:00 a.m. June 12, 1999:


WAC 220-56-33000R Personal use crab fishery--Allocation/softshell closures. (99-69)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office