WSR 08-21-081

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-267 -- Filed October 14, 2008, 12:29 p.m. , effective October 14, 2008, 12:29 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-36-02300I; and amending WAC 220-36-023.

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 soak time was changed by agreement during preseason North of Falcon negotiations and were omitted from the permanent rules. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 14, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-36-02300I   Salmon -- Grays Harbor fall fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-36-023, effective immediately through October 16, 2008, soak time shall not exceed 45 minutes in Grays Harbor commercial fishing Areas 2A/2D. Soak time, defined as the time elapsed from when the first of the gill net web is deployed into the water until the gill net web is fully retrieved from the water, must not exceed 45 minutes. Area 2C will not have a soak time limit.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 17, 2008:


WAC 220-36-02300I Salmon -- Grays Harbor fall fishery.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office