WSR 03-04-007

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 03-09 -- Filed January 24, 2003, 2:57 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 24, 2003.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-04600P; and amending WAC 220-52-046.

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: The state may not authorize commercial shellfish harvest absent agreed planning or compliance with a process. The provisions of this rule are in conformity with agreed plans with applicable tribes which have been entered as required by the court order. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

January 24, 2003

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-04600P   Coastal crab fishery -- Special management area.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful for non-Indian commercial fishers to fish for or take crab for commercial purposes, or place gear, in the following areas during the periods indicated:

(1) The following area is closed through March 14, 2003:

(a) Coastal waters between 4740.50' N and 4754.00'N, and east of a line described by the following points:

Southern point: 4740.50'N 12440.00'W

Northern point: 4754.00'N 12447.00'W

(2) The following area is closed through March 31, 2003:

(a) Coastal waters between 4807.50'N and 4822.86'N, and east of a line described by the following points:

Southwest point: 4807.50'N 12451.50'W

Northwest point: 4820.00'N 12450.00'W

Cape Flattery: 4822.86'N 12443.83'W

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 1, 2003:


WAC 220-52-04600P Coastal crab fishery -- Special management areas.

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