WSR 11-10-091

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 4, 2011, 11:54 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 220-16-490 Bonilla-Tatoosh line.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Lori Preuss, Rules Coordinator, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 , AND RECEIVED BY July 4, 2011.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this proposal is to modify the description of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line so that it is consistent with the description in federal rules. The description of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line is listed in Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Title 50, Part 660.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The description of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line is essential to differentiating between adjacent management areas located on the northwest coast of Washington at Cape Flattery. The current rule does not include latitude and longitude coordinates for each reference point and is not consistent with the description in federal regulation. The changes simplify the description of the line and will make it easier for recreational fishers and enforcement to identify where the line is drawn.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047.

Rule is necessary because of federal law, C.F.R. Title 50, Part 330.

Name of Proponent: Washington department of fish and wildlife, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Heather Reed, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano, WA, (360) 249-4628; Implementation: Michele Culver, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano, WA, (360) 249-4628; and Enforcement: Chief Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA, (360) 902-2929.

May 4, 2011

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

OTS-3963.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-120, filed 7/7/98, effective 8/7/98)

WAC 220-16-490   Bonilla-Tatoosh Line.   The "Bonilla-Tatoosh Line" is defined as a line projected from the most westerly point on Cape Flattery (4822.863' N. lat., 12443.907' W. long.) to the lighthouse on Tatoosh Island, WA (4823.493' N. lat., 12444.207' W. long.) then to the ((buoy adjacent to Duntz Rock, then to)) light on Bonilla Point on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (4835.73' N. lat., 12443.00' W. long.).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-15-031 (Order 98-120), 220-16-490, filed 7/7/98, effective 8/7/98.]

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