FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: July 16, 2006.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-52-046.
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 rule is necessary to avoid harvest of soft-shelled Dungeness crab. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 26, 2006.
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
(1) It is unlawful to place gear, fish for or possess Dungeness crab for commercial purposes in the following areas from July 16 through September 15, 2006: Those waters west of straight lines drawn in sequence from south to north between the following coordinates:
|(a) Washington - Oregon border||46°15.00'N 124°10.00'W|
|(b) Seaview||46°20.00'N 124°10.00'W|
|(c) Willapa Bay entrance||46°40.00'N 124°10.00'W|
|(d) N. Willapa Bay Spits||46°43.50'N 124°11.50'W|
|(e) Grayland||46°50.00'N 124°12.30'W|
|(f) Grays Harbor||46°54.70'N 124°16.00'W|
|(g) Ocean Shores||47°00.00'N 124°16.00'W|
|(h) Moclips||47°15.00'N 124°19.00'W|
|(i) Cape Elizabeth||47°20.00'N 124°25.00'W|
|(j) Raft River||47°27.00'N 124°28.60'W
(follow TD 41880 to waypoint # 11 N. Destruction Island)
|(k) N. Destruction Island||47°42.40'N 124°31.50'W|
|(l) Lapush||47°55.00'N 124°46.00'W|
|(m) Carol Island||48°00.00'N 124°49.50'W|
|(n) N. Lake Ozette||48°07.60'N 124°51.40'W|
|(o) Makah Bay||48°20.00'N 124°50.00'W|
|(p) Cape Flattery||Point on land|
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective September 16, 2006:
|WAC 220-52-04600R||Crab fishery -- Seasons and areas.|