WSR 04-06-042

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-34 -- Filed February 27, 2004, 4:25 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 27, 2004.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-04600G; and amending WAC 220-52-046.

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: Special management area requirements for the Makah area are no longer needed. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 2, 2004, 8:00 a.m.

February 27, 2004

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-04600J   Coastal crab fishery -- Special management area.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful for non-Indian commercial fishers to fish for or take crab for commercial purposes, or place gear, in the following areas during the periods indicated:

(1) The following areas are closed until further notice:

(a) Coastal waters between 4740.50'N and 4758.00'N, and east of a line described by the following points:

Southern point (Destruction Island): 4740.50'N 12440.00'W

Northern point (Cape Johnson): 4758.00'N 12449.00'W

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 8:00 a.m. March 2, 2004:


WAC 220-52-04600G Coastal crab fishery -- Special management area. (04-08)

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