FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: October 22, 2003.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-36000T; and amending WAC 220-56-360.
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: Survey results show that adequate clams are available for harvest in Razor Clam Areas 1, 2 and those portions of Razor Clam Area 3 opened for harvest. Washington Department of Health has certified clams from these beaches to be safe for human consumption.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
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Effective Date of Rule: October 24, 2003, 12:01 p.m.
October 22, 2003
for Jeff Koenings
1. Effective 12:01 p.m. October 24 through 11:59 p.m. October 26, 2003, razor clam digging is allowed in Razor Clam Area 1, Razor Clam Area 2 and that portion of Razor Clam Area 3 that is between the Copalis River (Grays Harbor County) and the southern boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation (Grays Harbor County). Digging is allowed from 12:01 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day.
2. It is unlawful to dig for razor clams at any time in Long Beach, Twin Harbors Beach or Copalis Beach Clam sanctuaries defined in WAC 220-56-372.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. October 27, 2003:
|WAC 220-56-36000T||Razor clams -- Areas and seasons.|