WSR 97-14-086

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Fisheries)

[Order 97-113--Filed July 1, 1997, 4:25 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: July 1, 1997.

Purpose: Commercial fishing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-49-02000J; and amending WAC 220-49-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

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 closure is necessary for the conservation of herring. The action is in accordance with the state-treaty management plan for herring in 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

July 1, 1997

Ron Swatfigure

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-49-02000J Herring--Areas and seasons. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-49-020, effective immediately until 11:59 p.m. August 31, 1997 it is unlawful to fish for or possess herring for commercial purposes in Marine Fish/Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, 21A and 21B.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. August 31, 1997:

WAC 220-49-02000J Herring--Areas and seasons.

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