WSR 00-11-055

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-69 -- Filed May 12, 2000, 4:00 p.m. , effective May 13, 2000, 8:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 12, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000X and 220-56-33000Z; and amending WAC 220-56-330.

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: Crab hard shell condition meets the criteria needed for harvest in a portion of Marine Area 9, Marine Area 10 and the southern portion of Marine Area 8-2. Allocation issues between treaty and non-Indian fishers have been resolved and allow recreational harvest in areas previously closed for allocation purposes. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 13, 2000, 8:00 a.m.

May 12, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000A
Personal use crab fishery -- Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, effective 8:00 a.m., May 13, 2000 until further notice it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use with crab pot gear in the following areas:

(1) Marine Area 8-2, except contiguous waters northwest of a line from Sandy Point on the east side of Whidbey Island to Camano Head.

(2) Marine Area 9, except contiguous waters south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point.

(3) Marine Area 10.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-33000X Personal use crab fishery--Areas and seasons. (00-32)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 8:00 a.m. May 13, 2000:


WAC 220-56-33000Z Personal use crab fishery -- Areas and seasons (00-46)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office