WSR 04-13-026

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-132 -- Filed June 9, 2004, 10:39 a.m. , effective June 9, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-25500N; and amending WAC 220-56-255.

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: There is sufficient quota to reopen the halibut fishery for five additional days in Catch Record Card Areas 3 and 4. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 8, 2004.

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-25500P   Halibut -- Seasons -- Daily and possession limits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-255:

(1) Catch Record Card Areas 3 and 4: It is unlawful to fish for halibut except open 12:01 a.m. June 15 through 11:59 p.m. June 19, 2004.

The following area southwest of Cape Flattery is closed to halibut fishing at all times: Those waters within an eastward facing "C" shaped closed area defined as: Beginning at 4818'N, 12518'W, thence to 48N18', 12459'W, thence to 4811'N, 12459'W, thence to 4811'N, 12511'W, thence to 4804'N, 12511'W, thence to 4804'N, 12459'W, thence to 4800'N, 12459'W, thence to 4800'N, 12518'W, thence to the point of origin.

(2) Catch Record Card Area 5: Open through August 14 - Closed 12:01 a.m. Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday of each week during the open period.

(3) Catch Record Card Areas 6-11 and Catch Record Card Area 13: Open through July 24 - Closed 12:01 a.m. Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday of each week during the open period.

(4) Catch Record Card Area 12: Closed.

(5) Daily limit one halibut. The possession limit is two daily limits of halibut in any form, except the possession limit aboard the fishing vessel is one daily limit.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-25500N Halibut seasons -- Daily and possession limits. (04-123)

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