WSR 08-10-085

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-94 -- Filed May 6, 2008, 4:23 p.m. , effective May 6, 2008, 4:23 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500Y; 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 Discovery Bay shrimp district closure is necessary, as insufficient shrimp are available to conduct a fishery. The state recreational share of spot shrimp will be taken by 3:00 p.m., May 7, in Marine Areas 9 and 10. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 6, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500Z   Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325:

1) Effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Area 11 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District.

2) Effective 3:00 p.m., May 7, 2008 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Areas 9 and 10.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-32500Y Shrimp -- Areas and seasons (08-89)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office