WSR 05-01-118

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-321 -- Filed December 15, 2004, 3:37 p.m. , effective December 15, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000P; 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: The recreational crab fishery closure in Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Marine Area 5 is necessary to meet allocation requirements. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: December 15, 2004.

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000Q   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, effective 4:00 p.m. December 19, 2004, it is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken for personal use in those waters of Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla Tatoosh line, and Marine Areas 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-33000P Crab -- Areas and seasons. (04-317)

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