WSR 11-19-077

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-243 -- Filed September 16, 2011, 2:54 p.m. , effective September 19, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 19, 2011.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-31100L; and amending WAC 220-47-311.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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: Two vessels have been selected for the limited participation salmon net fisheries in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 8A. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 16, 2011.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-31100L   Puget Sound purse seine fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-311 it is permissible for the vessels "Cape Flattery" and "Sea Pride" to participate in the Purse seine fishery in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 8A on September 19 and September 26, 2011.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:01 p.m. September 26, 2011:


WAC 220-47-31100L Puget Sound purse seine fishery.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office