WSR 02-19-037

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-225 -- Filed September 10, 2002, 3:06 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 9, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-315.

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 is necessary to be consistent with management intent and the language in sport fishing pamphlet and allow crawfish fishers to set and pull crawfish pots at night. This rule is interim until the permanent rule takes effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.

September 9, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-31500C   Crawfish -- Lawful acts.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-315, effective immediately until further notice it is lawful to set or pull crawfish pots from a vessel in all state freshwaters from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

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