WSR 06-11-141

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-116 -- Filed May 23, 2006, 3:49 p.m. , effective May 23, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500L; 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: Harvestable amounts of spot shrimp in the northern portion of Marine Area 7 have been taken. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 23, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


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

1) Effective 9:00 p.m. May 27, 2006, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Area 7, except as provided for in this section.

(a) Marine Area 7 south of a line from the Initiative 77 marker on Fidalgo Island to Cape Saint Mary on Lopez Island, then south of a line from Davis Point on Lopez Island to Cattle Point on San Juan Island, then south of a line due west from Lime Kiln Point light to the international boundary is open daily to the harvest of all shrimp species.

2) Effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11 and the Port Townsend, Port Angeles and Discovery Bay Shrimp Districts.

3) Effective immediately through May 31, 2006, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Area 12, Hood Canal Shrimp District.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-32500L Shrimp -- Areas and season (06-111)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office