WSR 05-21-016

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-234 -- Filed October 7, 2005, 2:58 p.m. , effective October 12, 2005, 8:00 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-330.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.240.

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 reopen the fishery and adjust the open days per week. Available harvest shares allow the areas to be opened in this rule. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 7, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000U   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, the following areas are open to fishing for crab during the periods indicated:

(1) Marine Areas 9, 10, and 11 - open 8:00 a.m. October 12 through 6:00 p.m. January 2, 2006, open only Wednesday through Saturday of each week, except open seven days per week from December 21 through January 2, 2006.

(2) Marine Area 12 - open 8:00 a.m. October 12 through 6:00 p.m. January 2, 2006.

(3) Marine Areas 6 and 7 - Open 8:00 a.m. November 16 through 6:00 p.m. January 2, 2006, and open only Wednesday through Saturday of each week, except open seven days per week from December 21 through January 2, 2006.

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