WSR 04-18-072

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-235 -- Filed August 30, 2004, 4:29 p.m. , effective September 3, 2004, 7:00 p.m. ]


Purpose: Personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000K; 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: The recreational crab fishery closure in the above marine areas is necessary to meet allocation requirements. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 30, 2004.

Jim Lux

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000M   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, effective 7:00 p.m., September 3, 2004, it is unlawful to fish for crab or possess crab taken for personal use in those waters of Marine Areas 6, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and 12 and those waters of Marine Area 7 south and west of a line projected from Village Point, Lummi Island through the navigation buoy just east of Matia Island thence to the buoy at Clements Reef thence to the easternmost point of Patos Island, running along the northern shoreline of Patos Island and from the westernmost point of Patos Island due west to the international boundary; and westerly of a straight line from the northernmost tip of Sinclair Island through Lummi Rocks to Lummi Island; and west of a line projected from the southeast point of Sinclair Island to the ferry dock at Shannon Point.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:00 p.m., September 3, 2004:


WAC 220-56-33000K Crab--Areas and seasons. (04-130)

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