WSR 07-23-003

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-275 -- Filed November 7, 2007, 4:28 p.m. , effective November 7, 2007, 4:28 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-55-01000A; and amending WAC 220-55-010.

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: Statutory requirements have changed and external display of shellfish and seaweed or razor clam license is no longer required. These rules are interim until permanent rules take 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 7, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-55-01000B   Recreational shellfish and seaweed license.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-55-010, effective immediately until further notice, a personal use shellfish and seaweed or razor clam license no longer needs to be visible on one's person at all times.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-55-01000A Recreational shellfish and seaweed license. (07-275)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office