FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: May 15, 2003.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000Y; 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 protect soft shell crab in all marine areas. Hard shell criteria have been met in Marine Areas 9, 12 and the southern portion of Marine Area 8-2 to allow harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
May 15, 2003
for Jeff Koenings
1) Effective immediately until 9:00 p.m. August 11, 2003, Fridays through Mondays only, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in that portion of Marine Area 8-2, south of a line that extends from Camano Head on the southern tip of Camano Island southward to Sandy Point on Whidbey Island.
2) Effective 7:00 a.m. June 1, 2003, until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in Marine Areas 9 and 12.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:00 a.m. June 1, 2003:
|WAC 220-56-33000Y||Crab -- Areas and seasons. (03-96)|