WSR 04-07-005

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-38 -- Filed March 3, 2004, 4:20 p.m. , effective March 13, 2004, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 3, 2004.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-250.

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 regulation is necessary so that state regulations conform to federal regulations for lingcod fishing in coastal waters. The federal government recently changed the opening date of the lingcod season and the requested change would change the opening date under state regulations to match the federal date. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 13, 2004, 12:01 a.m.

March 3, 2004

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-25000F   Lingcod -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-250, effective 12:01 a.m. March 13, 2004, until further notice, it is lawful to fish for and possess lingcod for personal use in Catch Record Card Areas 1, 2, and 3.

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