WSR 10-01-141

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-273 -- Filed December 21, 2009, 1:19 p.m. , effective January 2, 2010, 7:00 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 2, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000G; and amending WAC 220-56-330.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 rule closes all Puget Sound marine areas to recreational crabbing to meet allocation objectives and to assess the season's recreational harvest. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 21, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000H   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, effective 7:00 p.m. January 2, 2010, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken for personal use from Marine Areas 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:00 p.m. January 2, 2010:


WAC 220-56-33000G Crab -- Areas and seasons. Order Number (09-247)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office