WSR 04-13-066

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-145 -- Filed June 15, 2004, 4:13 p.m. , effective June 16, 7:00 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000L; 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: Crab shell condition testing has shown that this area still has large numbers of soft crab. Soft shelled crab are subject to high mortality rates associated with handling. It is projected that shell condition criteria will be met by July 16, 2004. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 15, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000L   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, effective 7:00 a.m. June 16 through 6:59 a.m. July 16, 2004, it is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken for personal use in those contiguous waters of Marine Area 7 north, south, and east 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, and a line that extends from the Anacortes ferry dock at Shannon Point, northward to the southeastern tip of Sinclair Island, thence from the northernmost tip of Sinclair Island through Lummi Rocks to Lummi Island.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:00 a.m. July 16, 2004:


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

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