FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: August 30, 2001.
Purpose: Personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000W; and amending WAC 220-56-330.
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: A closure is needed in the Dungeness Bay area to protect softshelled crab. Day/limit restrictions are needed in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 and the Hood Canal area, to stay within state/tribal allocations. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: September 4, 2001, 12:01 a.m.
August 30, 2001
Sara G. LaBorde
for Jeff Koenings
(1) Effective immediately until further notice it is unlawful to fish for crab for personal use in that portion of Dungeness Bay west of a line from the Dungeness Spit Lighthouse to the Port Williams boat ramp.
(2) Effective 12:01 a.m., September 4, 2001, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for crab for personal use in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 12 and that portion of Marine Area 9 south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. September 4, 2001:
|WAC 220-56-33000W||Crab -- Areas and seasons. (01-170)|