WSR 11-15-001

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-140 -- Filed July 6, 2011, 12:14 p.m. , effective August 6, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: 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 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 officers to identify where the line is drawn.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-16-490.

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

Other Authority: C.F.R. Title 50, Part 660.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-10-091 on May 4, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 6, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director

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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