WSR 04-11-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-100 -- Filed May 5, 2004, 1:18 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 5, 2004.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing regulations.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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: Impacts to ESA-listed upriver spring chinook have been achieved in non-Indian fisheries, based on the current run size forecast of 200,000. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

May 5, 2004

J. P. Koenings

Director


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-33-01000C Columbia River gillnet seasons below Bonneville. (04-77)

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