WSR 99-17-046

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-121-- Filed August 13, 1999, 9:36 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 12, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-35000B and 220-56-38000U; 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 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: 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 12, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-35000C
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) Dosewallips State Park - Open August 16 through September 15.

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

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-38000V
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) Dosewallips State Park - Open August 16 through September 15.

(2) DNR 46 (east side of Hood Canal) - Closed until further notice.

(3) Kitsap Memorial State Park - Closed effective 11:59 p.m. August 15 until further notice.

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REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed: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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office