FISH AND WILDLIFE
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-31000W, 220-56-31500D, 220-56-33000S and 220-56-33000T; and amending WAC 220-56-310, 220-56-315, and 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: These rules adjust the crab seasons and limits consistent with rules adopted May 14, 2005, and are interim until the permanent rules take effect in mid-June. All Puget Sound areas except 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, 5 and 13 will open on or after 7:00 a.m. July 1, 2005, so self repealing these rules at 6:59 a.m. July 1, 2005, will have the permanent rules become effective for the openings in the rest of Puget Sound. Order 05-51 is repealed as Area 7 closed by permanent rule on April 15 and the emergency rule is not needed.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 4.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 18, 2005.
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
(1) Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Areas 5 and 13 - Closed June 1 through 6:59 a.m. June 18, 2005.
(2) Areas 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and 12 - Closed June 1 through 6:59 a.m. July 1, 2005.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 220-56-33000S||Crab -- Areas and seasons. (05-51)|
|WAC 220-56-31000W||Shellfish -- Daily limits. (05-101)|
|WAC 220-56-31500D||Crabs, shrimp, crawfish--Unlawful acts. (05-101)|
|WAC 220-56-33000T||Crab -- Areas and seasons. (05-101)|