WSR 10-11-052

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-119 -- Filed May 12, 2010, 2:41 p.m. , effective May 20, 2010, 7:00 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 20, 2010, 7:00 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500R; and amending WAC 220-56-325.

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 regulation is needed to ensure an orderly fishery, manage within court-ordered sharing requirements, and to ensure conservation. Harvestable amounts of spot shrimp are available in Marine Area 11 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 12, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500S   Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325:

1) Effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Areas 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, 12 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District, except as provided for in this section;

a. Effective 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. May 20, 2010, Marine Area 11 is open to the harvest of all shrimp species.

b. Effective 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. May 20, 2010, and 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. May 22, 2010, the Discovery Bay Shrimp District is open to the harvest of all shrimp species.

c. Effective 4:00 a.m. May 21, 2010, until 10:00 p.m. May 22, 2010, Marine Area 7 is open to the harvest of all shrimp species.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-32500R Shrimp -- Areas and seasons (10-91)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office