WSR 11-05-002

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-16 -- Filed February 2, 2011, 1:26 p.m. , effective March 12, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: March 12, 2011.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-250.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 220-56-25000L   Lingcod -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-250, effective 12:01 a.m. March 12, 2011, until further notice, a person may fish for and possess lingcod for personal use in Marine Areas 1, 2, and 3.

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