WSR 99-22-029

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-189-- Filed October 26, 1999, 4:55 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 26, 1999.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-36-023.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

October 26, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-36-02300Z
Grays Harbor salmon--Fall fishery.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-36-023, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for and possess salmon taken for commercial purposes from Grays Harbor Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 2B.

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