WSR 99-17-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-114-- Filed August 5, 1999, 8:23 a.m. , effective August 7, 1999, 8:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 4, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000U.

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 testfishing results indicate there is a harvestable surplus of hard shell crab in Catch Record Card Area 7 to be open for crab pot fishing.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 7, 1999, 8:00 a.m.

August 4, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 8:00 a.m. August 7, 1999:


WAC 220-56-33000U Personal use crab pot fishery--Exceptions to permanent rules delayed opening for Whatcom County outside Bellingham Bay. (99-100)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office