WSR 00-08-084

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-42 -- Filed April 4, 2000, 11:42 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 3, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-25000A; and amending WAC 220-56-235 and 220-56-250.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

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: These rules are necessary to maintain consistency between state and federal regulations. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

April 3, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-23500E
Possession limits--Bottomfish.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-235, effective immediately until further notice the daily limit for lingcod in Catch Record Areas 1 through 3 is one fish, minimum length 24 inches.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-25000B
Lingcod--Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-250, effective immediately until further notice, it is lawful to fish for or possess lingcod for personal use in Catch Record Card Areas 1 through 3.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-25000A Lingcod--Areas and seasons. (99-231)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office