WSR 02-03-002

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-285 -- Filed January 2, 2002, 4:47 p.m. , effective January 3, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 2, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-235.

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: This regulation mirrors the regulation recently enacted by the federal government for these waters. This proposal is being considered by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for adoption as a permanent rule during the commission's February 2002 meeting. This emergency rule is required to conserve the canary and yelloweye until the commission's permanent rules become effective.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 3, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

January 2, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-23500L   Possession limits -- Bottomfish.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-235, effective 12:01 a.m. January 3, 2002 until further notice the daily limit for Rockfish in Catch Record Card Areas 1 through 4 is 10 rockfish of which no more then two may be canary rockfish or a combination of one canary rockfish and 1 yelloweye.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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