WSR 01-18-060

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-188 -- Filed August 30, 2001, 4:39 p.m. , effective September 4, 2001, 12:01 a.m. ]

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 4, 2001, 12:01 a.m.

August 30, 2001

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-31000R   Shellfish -- Daily limits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-310, effective 12:01 a.m. September 4, 2001 until further notice, it is unlawful for any one person to take in any one day for personal use more than three Dungeness crab 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.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000X   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, it is lawful to fish for crab for personal use in Puget Sound in all Marine Areas except as provided below:

(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.

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REPEALER


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)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office