WSR 00-10-069

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-59 -- Filed April 28, 2000, 4:41 p.m. , effective May 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 28, 2000.

Purpose: Fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-20-015, 220-20-020, 220-20-025, 220-16-740, 220-16-750, and 232-12-011.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.

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: The Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved changing the status of the marine preserves to conservation areas. These rules are 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 6, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: May 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

April 28, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-20-01500A
Colvos Passage Marine Preserve Area -- Salmon fishery.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-20-015, effective May 1 until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken from the waters of the Colvos Passage Marine Preserve Area, except salmon taken for personal use by trolling, defined as fishing from a vessel underway in forward gear.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-20-02000A
Colvos Passage Marine Preserve Area -- Food fish closure.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-20-020, effective May 1 until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess food fish other than salmon taken from the waters of the Colvos Passage Marine Preserve Area.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-20-02500A
Colvos Passage Marine Preserve Area -- Shellfish closure.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-20-025, effective May 1 until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess shellfish taken from the waters of the Colvos Passage Marine Preserve Area.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-74000A
Waketickeh Creek Conservation Area.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-16-740, effective May 1 until further notice Waketickeh Creek Marine Preserve is redesignated as Waketickeh Creek Conservation Area.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-75000A
Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-16-750, effective May 1 until further notice Saltar's Point Beach Marine Preserve is redesignated as Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area..

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-01100A
Protected wildlife -- Colvos Passage Marine Preserve.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-12-011, effective May 1 until further notice all wildlife species within Colvos Passage Marine Preserve are classified as protected wildlife.

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office