WSR 00-11-143

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-77 -- Filed May 23, 2000, 4:40 p.m. , effective May 24, 2000, 8:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 23, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000A; 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 conditions meet the criteria needed for harvest in portions of Marine Areas 8-1, 9 and all waters of Marine Areas 8-2 and 10. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 24, 2000, 8:00 a.m.

May 23, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


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

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, effective 8:00 a.m., May 24, 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 8-1, except contiguous waters south of a line from Rocky Point to Dines Point on Whidbey Island.

(2) Marine Area 8-2.

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

(4) Marine Area 10.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 8:00 a.m. May 24, 2000:


WAC 220-56-33000A Personal use crab fishery -- Areas and seasons (00-69)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office