WSR 04-16-004

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-180 -- Filed July 22, 2004, 2:09 p.m. , effective July 25, 2004, 11:59 p.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-25500Q and 220-56-25500R; and amending WAC 220-56-255.

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 catch quota for Pacific halibut in Marine Area 1 is projected to be taken by the end of the day Sunday, July 25. The fishery will remain closed for the remainder of the year. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 22, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-25500R   Halibut -- Seasons -- Daily and possession limits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-255:

(1) Catch Record Card Area 1: Closed effective 11:59 p.m. July 25, 2004.

(2) Catch Record Card Areas 2, 3, 4 and 12: Closed

(3) Catch Record Card Area 5: Open through August 14 - Closed 12:01 a.m. Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday of each week during the open period.

(4) Catch Record Card Areas 6-11 and Catch Record Card Area 13: Open through July 24 - Closed 12:01 a.m. Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday of each week during the open period.

(5) Daily limit one halibut. The possession limit is two daily limits of halibut in any form, except the possession limit aboard the fishing vessel is one daily limit.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-25500Q Halibut seasons -- Daily and possession limits. (04-156)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2004:


WAC 220-56-25500R Halibut seasons -- Daily and possession limits.

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