WSR 01-14-050

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-126 -- Filed June 29, 2001, 1:53 p.m. , effective June 30, 2001, 7:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 29, 2001.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000S and 220-56-33000T; 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 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 12 and a portion of Marine Area 7. Day restrictions are needed to stay within state/tribal allocations. Openings in deep south sound and in the Strait of Juan de Fuca will occur by calendar date, due to unknown molt periods. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 30, 2001, 7:00 a.m.

June 29, 2001

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000U   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 7:00 a.m. June 30, 2001, until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in all waters of Marine Area 9, except waters south of a line the Foulweather Bluff Olele Point line.

(4) Effective 7:00 a.m. July 1, 2001, until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use 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 southeasterly of a line drawn from Point Francis Portage Island, through the marker just north of Inati Bay, Lummi Island to Lummi Island.

(6) Effective immediately until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in all waters of Marine Area 10.

(7) Effective 7:00 a.m. July 16, 2001 until further notice, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in all waters of Marine Areas 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:00 a.m. June 30, 2001:


WAC 220-56-33000S Crab--Areas and seasons. (01-117)
WAC 220-56-33000T Crab -- Areas and seasons. (01-122)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office