WSR 03-11-023

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 03-96 -- Filed May 14, 2003, 4:16 p.m. , effective May 16, 2003, 7:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 12, 2003.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000X; and amending WAC 220-56-330.

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: This emergency regulation is necessary to protect soft shell crab in all marine areas. Hard shell criteria have been met in the southern portion of Marine Area 8-2 to allow 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 16, 2003, 7:00 a.m.

May 12, 2003

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000Y   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for crab for personal use in all waters of Puget Sound except as provided herein:

1) Effective 7:00 a.m. May 16, 2003 through 9:00 p.m. August 11, 2003, Fridays through Mondays only, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in Marine Area 8-2, except in waters of Saratoga Passage north of a line that extends from Camano Head on the southern tip of Camano Island to Sandy Point on Whidbey Island.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:00 a.m. May 16, 2003:


WAC 220-56-33000X Crab -- Areas and seasons. (03-66)

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