WSR 99-18-054

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-138-- Filed August 27, 1999, 2:34 p.m. , effective August 30, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 27, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-25500K; 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 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 annual catch quota for halibut will have been taken in Catch Record Card Area 1. The regulation is necessary to maintain consistency between federal and state regulations. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 30, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

August 27, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-25500L
Halibut--Seasons--Daily limits.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-235, effective 12:01 a.m. August 30, 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 Area 2:

(a) Waters south of the Queets River, north of 47N and east of 12440'W: Open until further notice. The daily limit is one halibut.

(b) All other open waters in Area 2: Closed until further notice.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. August 29, 1999:


WAC 220-56-25500K Halibut--Seasons--Daily limits. (99-93)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office