WSR 04-23-072

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-303 -- Filed November 15, 2004, 4:15 p.m. , effective November 15, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-88C-04000E; and amending WAC 220-88C-040.

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: Quotas have not been fulfilled. There is insufficient time to make this a part of the permanent rules 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 15, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-88C-04000E   Coastal pilchard fishery -- Seasons and lawful catch.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88C-040, effective immediately

(1) The coastal pilchard fishery season is open to purse seine fishing until November 30, 2004. Fishing under an experimental commercial fishery permit for pilchard is closed within three miles of shore.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2004.


WAC 220-88C-04000E Coastal pilchard fishery -- Seasons and lawful catch.

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