WSR 06-14-065

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-155 -- Filed June 30, 2006, 10:22 a.m. , effective July 5, 2006, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 5, 2006, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-128.

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: This closure includes the area of an experiment with rockfish related to the conservation of rockfish stocks in Puget Sound. Any fishing induced mortality could invalidate the results of the experiment which is scheduled to start in early July. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 29, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-12800J   Food fish fishing -- Closed areas.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-128, effective 12:01 a.m. July 5, 2006 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for bottomfish in those waters of Catch Record Card Area 11 within 500 yards of the radio tower at Point Heyer.

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