FISH AND WILDLIFE
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-31100W and 220-47-31100X; and amending WAC 220-47-311.
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 Hood Canal chum run size has been updated from 550,000 to 836000. This regulation adds one day of purse seine fishing to take advantage of this higher than expected chum abundance. Treaty-tribe comanagers have been consulted and agreed to this increase in fishing. There is insufficient time to make this a part of the permanent rules process. This fishery is not expected to exceed chinook or summer chum bycatch levels modeled during the preseason process.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 3, 2004.
for Jeff Koenings
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The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. November 3, 2004:
|WAC 220-47-31100W||Purse seine -- Open periods. (04-295)|
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. November 6, 2004:
|WAC 220-47-31100X||Purse seine -- Open periods.|