WSR 00-14-034

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-109 -- Filed June 30, 2000, 8:45 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 29, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000C; and amending WAC 220-56-330.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 7, chapter 107, Laws of 2000.

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: Crab hard shell condition meeting the criteria needed for harvest in Holmes Harbor portion of Marine Area 8-1. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

June 29, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000D
Crab--Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, effective immediately until further notice it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use with crab pot gear in the following areas:

(1) Marine Area 8-1

(2) Marine Area 8-2

(3) Marine Area 9, except contiguous waters south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point.

(4) Marine Area 10.

(5) That portion of Marine Area 7 south and west of a line projected from Village Point, Lummi Island through the navigation buoy just east of Matia Island thence to the buoy at Clements Reef thence to the easternmost point of Patos Island, running along the northern shoreline of Patos Island and from the westernmost point of Patos Island due west to the international boundary; and westerly of a straight line from the northernmost tip of Sinclair Island through Lummi Rocks to Lummi Island; and west of a line projected from the southeast point of Sinclair Island to the ferry dock at Shannon Point.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-33000C Personal use crab fishery--Areas and seasons (00-99)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office