WSR 01-14-002

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-117 -- Filed June 21, 2001, 2:29 p.m. , effective June 23, 2001, 7:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 21, 2001.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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 meets the criteria for harvest in Marine Areas 12, 8-1, 8-2, 10, a portion of Marine Area 9 and a portion of Marine Area 7. Day restrictions are needed to stay within state/tribal allocations. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 23, 2001, 7:00 a.m.

June 21, 2001

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000S   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330:

(1) Effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for crab for personal use in Puget Sound in all waters of Marine Areas, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, except as provided herein:

(2) Effective immediately until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays in Marine Area 12 and that portion of Marine Area 9 south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point.

(3) Effective immediately until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in that portion of Marine Area 9 north and west of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Double Bluff and north of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point.

(4) Effective immediately until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2.

(5) Effective immediately until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in 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.

(6) Effective 7:00 a.m. Saturday June 23, 2001 until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in all waters of Marine Area 10.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:00 a.m. June 23, 2001:


WAC 220-56-33000R Crab -- Areas and seasons. (01-114)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office