FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: August 9, 1999.
Purpose: Fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-16-480.
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: The current description of Sund Rock relies upon a net pen, which has been removed. This description relies upon readily identifiable geographic features. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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.
August 9, 1999
Jeff P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-16-480, effective immediately until further notice the Sund Rock Marine Preserve Area shall include all waters, tidelands and bedlands on the west shore of Hood Canal bounded by a line originating at the mouth of Sund Creek (46º26'45"N, 123º07'30"W), due east 350 feet, then due south 2,200 feet, then due west to shore and following the meander line to the point of origin, including all of the underwater feature known as Sund Rock.