WSR 97-22-054

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Fisheries)

[Order 97-220--Filed October 31, 1997, 4:22 p.m., effective October 31, 1997, 6:01 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: October 31, 1997.

Purpose: Commercial fishing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-33-01000V.

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: The sturgeon guideline for the commercial fishery has almost been achieved. The compact will meet again to consider if any additional fisheries are warranted. This regulation is consistent with the actions of the Columbia River Compact meeting on October 30, 1997. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: October 31, 1997, 6:01 p.m.

October 31, 1997

Dirk Brazil

for Bern Shanks

Director

REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 p.m. October 31, 1997:

WAC 220-33-01000V Columbia River gillnet seasons below Bonneville. (97-213)

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