FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: March 15, 2012.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-25500K; and amending WAC 220-56-255.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.
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 emergency rule is needed to conform Washington's recreational bottomfish rules to federal action taken by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: March 14, 2012.
for Philip Anderson
The following coordinates define the 30-fathom line:
|47°31.70'N lat.||124°37.03'W long.;|
|47°25.67'N lat.||124°34.79'W long.;|
|47°12.82'N lat.||124°29.12'W long.;|
|46°52.94'N lat.||124°22.58'W long.;|
|46°44.18'N lat.||124°18.00'W long.;|
|46°38.17'N lat.||124°15.88'W long.|
The following section of the Washington Administrative code is repealed effective June 16, 2012:
|WAC 220-56-25500K||Bottomfish closed areas.|