WSR 02-03-051

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-08 -- Filed January 9, 2002, 4:48 p.m. , effective January 16, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 9, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: Closure in the "Everett flats" portion of Marine Area 8-2 is to protect soft-shelled crab. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 16, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

January 9, 2002

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000D   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, effective 12:01 a.m. January 16, 2002 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for crab for personal use in that portion of Marine Area 8-2 east of a line from the Spiral Staircase at Howarth Park due north to the southern most end of Gedney Island and east of a line from the northern most end of Gedney Island to the southern most portion of Camano Head and south of a line drawn from the southern most portion of Camano Head to the western most portion of Hermosa Point.

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