WSR 99-21-041

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-186-- Filed October 15, 1999, 3:56 p.m. , effective October 15, 1999, 6:01 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 15, 1999.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-40-027.

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: An in-season assessment indicates that no harvestable numbers of chum salmon exist based on a smaller than predicted return of chum salmon. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: October 15, 1999, 6:01 p.m.

October 11, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-40-02700T
Willapa Bay--Fall fishery.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-40-027, effective 6:01 p.m. October 15, 1999 until further notice it is unlawful to fish or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes from those waters of Willapa Bay.

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