WSR 10-03-010

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-01 -- Filed January 7, 2010, 1:30 p.m. , effective January 11, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 11, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-350.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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: Surveys indicate that the hardshell clam population at Belfair State Park will not support a recreational season in 2010. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 7, 2010.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-35000H   Clams other than razor clams -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-350, effective January 11, 2010 until further notice, it is unlawful to take, dig for and possess clams, cockles, and mussels taken for personal use from Belfair State Park.

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