WSR 99-14-061

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-92-- Filed July 1, 1999, 3:49 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 1, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000S; 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 state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

July 1, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


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

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330:

(1) Effective immediately until further notice it is lawful to fish for and possess crab taken for personal use using shellfish pot gear from the following areas:

(a) Those waters of Catch Record Card Area 7 within San Juan County.

(b) Those waters of Catch Record Card Areas 8-1 and 8-2.

(c) 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.

(2) Effective 8:00 a.m. July 3, 1999 until further notice it is lawful to fish for and possess crab taken for personal use using shellfish pot gear in the following areas:

(a) Those waters of Catch Record Card Area 7 within Skagit County.

(b) Those waters of Catch Record Card Area 7 within Whatcom County south and east of a line from Point Francis to the north end of Inati Bay on Lummi Island, including all waters of Bellingham Bay.

(c) All waters of Catch Record Card Areas 9 and 10.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 8:00 a.m. July 3, 1999:


WAC 220-56-33000S Personal use crab fishery--Allocation/softshell closures. (99-76)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office