WSR 11-20-018

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-255 -- Filed September 22, 2011, 3:40 p.m. , effective September 28, 2011, 7:00 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 28, 2011, 7:00 a.m.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-41100V; and amending WAC 220-47-411.

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: Harvestable surplus of coho available in these areas. Enough summer chum have reached the spawning areas to allow one day of gill net fishing for coho for treaty and nontreaty fishers as permitted in the summer chum salmon conservation initiative. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 22, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-41100V   Puget Sound gill net fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411, effective immediately it is unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes with gill net gear in those waters of Puget Sound Management Catch Reporting Areas 12A, except as provided:

(1) Area 12A - Open for skiff gill nets only on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed south of line from Point Whitney to Tabook Point.

(2) Unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:01 p.m. September 28, 2011:


WAC 220-47-41100V Puget Sound gill net fishery.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office