WSR 08-22-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-281 -- Filed October 24, 2008, 2:44 p.m. , effective November 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 1, 2008.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-330.

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: These rules reopen the fishery and adjust the open days per week. Available harvest shares allow the areas to be opened in this rule. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 24, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-33000D   Crab -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-330, it is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken for personal use from Puget Sound except during the following seasons:

(1) Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Marine Areas 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, and 13 - Open November 1, 2008 through 5:00 p.m. January 2, 2009, seven days a week.

(2) Marine Areas 7, 8-1, 8-2 and 11 - closed until further notice.

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