WSR 07-14-084

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-128 -- Filed June 29, 2007, 2:03 p.m. , effective July 1, 2007, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2007, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-04600I; and amending WAC 220-52-046.

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 rule is necessary to avoid harvest of soft-shelled Dungeness crab. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 27, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-04600I   Coastal crab fishery -- Seasons and areas.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046, effective July 1, 2007, through September 15, 2007, it is unlawful for non-Indian commercial fisheries to fish for or possess Dungeness crab for commercial purposes, or place gear, in the following areas during the periods indicated:

Those waters west of straight lines drawn in sequence from south to north between the following coordinates:


Land description Coordinate
(a) Washington - Oregon border 4615.00'N 12410.00'W
(b) Seaview 4620.00'N 12410.00'W
(c) Willapa Bay entrance 4640.00'N 12410.00'W
(d) N. Willapa Bay Spits 4643.50'N 12411.50'W
(e) Grayland 4650.00'N 12412.30'W
(f) Grays Harbor 4654.70'N 12416.00'W
(g) Ocean Shores 4700.00'N 12416.00'W
(h) Moclips 4715.00'N 12419.00'W
(i) Cape Elizabeth 4720.00'N 12425.00'W
(j) Raft River 4727.00'N 12428.60'W (follow TD 41880 to waypoint # 11 N. Destruction Island)
(k) N. Destruction Island 4742.40'N 12431.50'W
(l) Lapush 4755.00'N 12446.00'W
(m) Carol Island 4800.00'N 12449.50'W
(n) N. Lake Ozette 4807.60'N 12451.40'W
(o) Makah Bay 4820.00'N 12450.00'W
(p) Cape Flattery Point on land

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective 12:01 a.m. September 16, 2007:


WAC 220-52-04600I Coastal crab fishery -- Seasons and areas.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office