WSR 07-14-088

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-133 -- Filed June 29, 2007, 2:06 p.m. , effective June 29, 2007, 2:06 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000Z and 220-56-33000A; 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: This rule opens the recreational fishery in Marine Sub Area 7 East on the above date in accordance with this year's state and tribal management agreement. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 29, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000A   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330:

(1) Effective immediately through one hour after official sunset on September 3, 2007, a person may fish for and possess crab taken for personal use in those waters of Marine Area 6, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

(2) Effective 7:00 a.m. July 4, 2007, through one hour after official sunset on September 30, 2007, a person may fish for and possess crab taken for personal use in those waters of Marine Sub Area 7 East, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-33000Z Crab -- Areas and seasons. (07-101)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed one hour after official sunset on September 30, 2007:


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office