WSR 02-03-068

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-13 -- Filed January 10, 2002, 4:59 p.m. , effective January 13, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 10, 2002.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-04000F.

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 repeals pot limits in Crab Management Region 2E that were used for in-season adjustments to maintain commercial harvest allocation plans. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 13, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

January 10, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 13, 2002:


WAC 220-52-04000F Crab pot limits. (01-264)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office