WSR 11-05-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-15 -- Filed February 2, 2011, 1:24 p.m. , effective February 2, 2011, 1:24 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-235.

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 emergency rule is needed to conform to federal action taken by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: February 2, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-23500W   Possession limits -- Bottomfish.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-235, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful for any person to take in any day more than the following quantities of bottomfish in waters of Marine Areas 1, 2, 3 and Marine Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line:

(1) 12 bottomfish species per day. The 12 fish in the aggregate limit of all species and species groups of bottomfish may include no more than 2 cabezon per person per day in addition to current daily sub limits for rockfish (10) and lingcod (2).

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