FISH AND WILDLIFE
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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
Those waters west of straight lines drawn in sequence from south to north between the following coordinates:
|(a) Washington - Oregon border||46°15.00'N 124°10.00'W|
|(b) Seaview||46°20.00'N 124°10.00'W|
|(c) Willapa Bay entrance||46°40.00'N 124°10.00'W|
|(d) N. Willapa Bay Spits||46°43.50'N 124°11.50'W|
|(e) Grayland||46°50.00'N 124°12.30'W|
|(f) Grays Harbor||46°54.70'N 124°16.00'W|
|(g) Ocean Shores||47°00.00'N 124°16.00'W|
|(h) Moclips||47°15.00'N 124°19.00'W|
|(i) Cape Elizabeth||47°20.00'N 124°25.00'W|
|(j) Raft River||47°27.00'N 124°28.60'W (follow TD 41880 to waypoint # 11 N. Destruction Island)|
|(k) N. Destruction Island||47°42.40'N 124°31.50'W|
|(l) Lapush||47°55.00'N 124°46.00'W|
|(m) Carol Island||48°00.00'N 124°49.50'W|
|(n) N. Lake Ozette||48°07.60'N 124°51.40'W|
|(o) Makah Bay||48°20.00'N 124°50.00'W|
|(p) Cape Flattery||Point on land|
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective 12:01 a.m. September 16, 2007: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.|