WSR 99-17-047

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-122-- Filed August 13, 1999, 9:38 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 12, 1999.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-07100M; and amending WAC 220-52-071.

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: Harvestable amounts of sea cucumbers have been taken in all marine fish-shellfish management and catch reporting areas. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

August 12, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-07100N
Sea cucumbers.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-071, effective immediately until further notice it is unlawful to take or possess sea cucumbers taken for commercial purposes.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-52-07100N Sea cucumbers. (99-13)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office