FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: March 5, 2003.
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000T; and amending WAC 220-56-330.
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 emergency regulation is necessary to maintain allocation requirements in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Closure in Marine Areas 11, 13 and in the San Juan Islands, Anacortes and Bellingham portion of Marine Area 7 is to protect soft crab. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
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Effective Date of Rule: March 9, 2003, 12:01 a.m.
March 5, 2003
J. P. Koenings
(1) Effective 12:01 a.m. March 9, 2003, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for crab in all waters of Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and that portion of Marine Area 7 easterly and southerly of a line that extends from Point Francis on Portage Island, through the marker just north of Inati Bay on Lummi Island to Lummi Island including Bellingham, Samish and Padilla Bays, and westerly and southerly of a line from the southern most end of Lummi Island to the northernmost tip of Sinclair Island, and southerly of a line from the northernmost tip of Sinclair Island to Lawrence Point on Orcas Island and southerly of a line which runs from Steep Point on Orcas Island to Limestone Point on San Juan Island and then to Green Point on the eastern tip of Speiden Island and from the western tip of Speiden Island true west to the international boundary.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. March 9, 2003:
|WAC 220-56-33000T||Crab--Areas and seasons. (03-19)|