WSR 00-09-055

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-49 -- Filed April 14, 2000, 4:37 p.m. , effective April 16, 2000, 8:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 14, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-52-015 [220-52-051].

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

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: There is a harvestable surplus of shrimp in Crustacean Management Region 3, and an April 16 opening is consistent with the conservation and allocation requirements of the 2000 State/Tribal Puget Sound Shrimp Harvest Management Plan. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: April 16, 2000, 8:00 a.m.

April 14, 2000

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-05100A
Shrimp fishery -- Puget Sound.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-051, effective 8:00 a.m. on April 16, 2000 until further notice it is lawful to fish for shrimp for commercial purposes using shrimp beam trawl gear in Crustacean Management Region 3.

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