WSR 99-19-064

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-156-- Filed September 15, 1999, 4:48 p.m. , effective September 16, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 15, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 16, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

September 15, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-35000D
Clams other than razor clams--Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-350, effective 12:01 a.m. September 16, 1999 until further notice, it is unlawful to harvest or possess clams, cockles, or mussels taken for personal use from the following public tidelands except as provided below:

(1) Potlatch State Park - Open until further notice

(2) Wolfe Property State Park - Open until further notice.

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

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-38000W
Oysters--Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-380, effective 12:01 a.m. September 16, 1999 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) Potlatch State Park - Open until further notice

(2) Wolfe Property State Park - Open until further notice.

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

(4) Kitsap Memorial State Park - Closed until further notice.

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REPEALER


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 11:59 p.m. September 15, 1999:


WAC 220-56-35000C Clams other than razor clams--Areas and seasons. (99-121)
WAC 220-56-38000V Oysters--Areas and seasons. (99-121)

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