WSR 06-11-025

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-94 -- Filed May 8, 2006, 9:29 a.m. , effective May 8, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500H; and amending WAC 220-56-325.

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 needed to ensure an orderly fishery, manage within court-ordered sharing requirements, and to ensure conservation. The Port Townsend shrimp district closure is necessary as insufficient spot shrimp are available to conduct a fishery. Marine Area 11 will not open until Wednesday, May 10, due to insufficient harvest quota to allow a weekend fishery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 5, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500I   Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325:

1) Effective immediately, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of the Port Townsend, Port Angeles and Discovery Bay Shrimp Districts.

2) Effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp in all waters of Marine Area 11 except from 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. May 10, 2006.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-32500H Shrimp -- Areas and season (06-81)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office