WSR 04-24-032

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-307 -- Filed November 24, 2004, 1:01 p.m. , effective November 24, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-04600S.

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 state has determined that crabs are soft-shelled and not ready for harvest and that the season opening should be delayed. The provisions of this rule are in conformity with agreed plans with the states of Oregon and California. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 24, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-04600S   Coastal crab fishery -- Seasons and areas.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046, effective immediately, it is unlawful for non-Indian commercial fishers to fish for, possess or take crab for commercial purposes, or place gear in coastal, Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and Columbia River waters from November 28, 2004 through December 14, 2004 except that it is lawful to set baited crab gear beginning at 8:00 a.m. December 12, 2004.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. December 15, 2004.


WAC 220-52-04600S Coastal crab fishery -- Seasons and areas.

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