WSR 99-15-037

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-99-- Filed July 14, 1999, 4:23 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 13, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-35000A and 220-56-38000T; 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 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: This regulation is necessary to ensure conservation and/or court ordered sharing of the allowable harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 13, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-35000B
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) Kitsap Memorial State Park - Closed until further notice.

(2) South Indian Island County Park - Closed until further notice.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-38000U
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) DNR 46 (east side of Hood Canal) - Closed until further notice.

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REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 220-56-35000A Clams other than razor clams--Areas and seasons. (99-84)
WAC 220-56-38000T Oysters--Areas and seasons. (99-84)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office