WSR 07-11-070

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-85 -- Filed May 14, 2007, 2:54 p.m. , effective May 14, 2007, 2:54 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500R; and amending WAC 220-56-325.

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 needed to ensure an orderly fishery, manage within court-ordered sharing requirements, and to ensure conservation. The state recreational share of spot shrimp has been taken in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 14, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500S   Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District, except it is lawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Area 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., May 16, 2007.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-32500R Shrimp -- Areas and seasons (07-80)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office