WSR 99-20-014

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-166-- Filed September 24, 1999, 3:37 p.m. , effective October 2, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 24, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-35000D; and amending WAC 220-55-350.

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. The state's share of the allowable harvest at Freeland County Park (Island County) is projected to be taken by October 1, 1999. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 2, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

September 24, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-35000E
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 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.

(4) Freeland County Park (Island County) - Closed October 2, 1999 until further notice.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. October 1, 1999:


WAC 220-56-35000D Clams other than razor clams--Areas and seasons. (99-156)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office