FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: July 8, 1999.
Purpose: Personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-25500J; and amending WAC 220-56-255.
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: The halibut quota is projected to be taken by July 9, 1999. This action is necessary to fulfill the provisions of the halibut catch sharing plan adopted by the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 9, 1999, 11:59 p.m.
July 8, 1999
J. D. Brittell
for Jeff P. Koenings
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-235, effective 11:59 p.m. July 9, 1999 until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess halibut taken for personal use except as provided for in this section:
(1) Catch Record Card Area 1: Open until further notice. Minimum size 32 inches in length. The daily limit is the first halibut 32 inches in length or greater brought aboard the vessel.
(2) Catch Record Card Area 2:
(a) Waters south of the Queets River, north of 47ºN and east of 124º40'W: Open until further notice.
(b) All other open waters in Area 2: Closed until further notice.
(3) Catch Record Card Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13: Open immediately through July 12, 1999.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. July 9, 1999:
|WAC 220-56-25500J||Halibut--Seasons--Daily limits. (99-70)|