WSR 04-14-047

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-157 -- Filed June 29, 2004, 4:29 p.m. , effective June 30, 2004, 11:59 p.m. ]


Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-48-01500T; and amending WAC 220-48-015.

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: The Pacific Cod quota is projected to be taken in Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 23C. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 29, 2004.

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-48-01500U   Beam trawl and bottom trawl seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-48-015, effective 11:59 p.m. June 30, 2004, until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess bottomfish with beam trawl and bottom trawl gear in Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 23C.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. June 30, 2004:


WAC 220-48-01500T Beam trawl and bottom trawl seasons. (04-47)

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