WSR 08-12-003

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-115 -- Filed May 23, 2008, 1:03 p.m. , effective May 23, 2008, 1:03 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500C; 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 are available in Hood Canal for one Saturday

and one weekday 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 23, 2008.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500D   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 Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District.

2) It is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of the Hood Canal Shrimp District (Marine Area 12), except open from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m., on May 29, 2008 and May 31, 2008.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-32500C Shrimp -- Areas and seasons (08-109)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office