WSR 12-06-058

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-30 -- Filed March 5, 2012, 2:50 p.m. , effective March 5, 2012, 2:50 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-35000R; and amending WAC 220-56-350.

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: Shifting the season timing of these two adjacent beaches allows sport harvesters a continuous opportunity from March through April. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 5, 2012.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-35000R   Clams other than razor clams -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-350, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to take, dig for and possess clams, cockles, and mussels taken for personal use from the following public tidelands except during the open periods specified herein:

(1) Point Whitney Tidelands (excluding Lagoon): Open immediately through March 31, 2012.

(2) Point Whitney Lagoon: Open April 1 through April 30, 2012.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective May 1, 2012:


WAC 220-56-35000R Clams other than razor clams -- Areas and seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office