WSR 07-22-025

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-270 -- Filed October 26, 2007, 4:07 p.m. , effective October 26, 2007, 4:07 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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 reopens the recreational crab fisheries because there are available harvest shares remaining in the marine areas listed. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 26, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


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

(1) Marine Areas 6, 9, 10, 11, and 12 - open 8:00 a.m. November 1, 2007 through 6:00 p.m. January 2, 2008, 7 days per week.

(2) Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 - open daily 8:00 a.m. November 22, 2007 through 6:00 p.m. November 25, 2007.

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