WSR 09-22-041

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-247 -- Filed October 27, 2009, 3:14 p.m. , effective November 1, 2009, 8:00 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 1, 2009, 8:00 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000F and 220-56-33000G; and amending WAC 220-56-330.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 fishery and adjusts the open days per week. Available harvest shares allow the areas to be opened in this rule. The quota has been reached in Marine Area 12. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 27, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000G   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, it is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken for personal use from Puget Sound, with the following exceptions:

(1) Effective 8:00 a.m. November 1, 2009, through 5:00 p.m. January 2, 2010, a person may fish for crab seven days a week for personal use in Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line; Marine Area 5; that portion of Marine Area 9 north and east of a line projected from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point; Marine Area 10; and Marine Area 13.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 1, 2009:


WAC 220-56-33000F Crab -- Areas and seasons. Order Number 09-232.

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 5:01 p.m. January 2, 2010:


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office