WSR 00-18-051

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-175 -- Filed August 31, 2000, 4:48 p.m. , effective September 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 31, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-23500I; and amending WAC 220-56-235.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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 abundance of black rockfish in this area can support a small increase in 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

August 31, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-23500I
Possession limits -- Bottomfish.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-235, effective 12:01 a.m. September 1, through September 30, 2000:

(1) In those waters of Catch Record Card Area 5 from Slip Point east to the boundary with Catch Record Card Area 6, the daily bag limit is one rockfish of any species.

(2) In those waters of Catch Record Card Area 5 from Slip Point west to the boundary with Catch Record Card Area 4, the daily bag limit is one rockfish of any species plus an additional two black rockfish. In this portion of Catch Record Card Area 5 all rockfish must be landed in the round.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. October 1, 2000:


WAC 220-56-23500I Possession limits -- Bottomfish.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office