WSR 11-21-008

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-265 -- Filed October 6, 2011, 1:09 p.m. , effective October 8, 2011, 9:00 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 8, 2011, 9:00 p.m.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000J; 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: These rules reopen the recreational crab fishery in the specified marine areas and adjust the open days per week to allow for inclement winter weather. Available harvest shares allow the areas to be opened in this rule. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 6, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000J   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330:

(1) Effective 8:00 a.m. October 8, 2011, through 5:00 p.m. December 31, 2011, a person may fish for crab for personal use seven days a week in Marine Areas 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, and those waters of Marine Area 9 north of a line that extends from Olele Point to Foulweather Bluff.

(2) Effective 8:00 a.m. November 21, 2011, through 5:00 p.m. December 31, 2011, a person may fish for crab for personal use seven days a week in Marine Areas 11 and 13.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 5:01 p.m. December 31, 2011:


WAC 220-56-33000J Crab -- Areas and seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office