WSR 00-10-012

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-54 -- Filed April 21, 2000, 8:34 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 20, 2000.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-23500E; and amending WAC 220-56-235.

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: This regulation is necessary to comply with federal regulations for lingcod. This rule is interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

April 20, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


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

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-235, effective immediately until further notice the daily limit for lingcod in Marine Areas 1 through 4 is one fish, minimum length 24 inches.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-23500E Possession limits -- Bottomfish. (00-42)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office