WSR 08-21-071

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-266 -- Filed October 13, 2008, 12:27 p.m. , effective October 13, 2008, 12:27 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-31000X; and amending WAC 220-56-310.

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: A large number of dead and dying Humboldt squid are in the Westport Boat Basin. These squid have spawned and increased harvest will not pose any conservation concerns for this species. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 13, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-31000X   Shellfish -- Daily limits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-310, effective immediately through October 19, 2008, there is no daily limit for Humboldt squid in Grays Harbor, Marine Area 2-2.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. October 20, 2008:


WAC 220-56-31000X Shellfish -- Daily limits.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office