WSR 05-21-086

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-247 -- Filed October 17, 2005, 4:38 p.m. , effective October 18, 2005, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.240.

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: Pacific sardines are managed under a federal harvest guideline and the northern portion of the harvest guideline (pertaining to Washington and Oregon fisheries) has been attained. The Washington experimental pilchard fishery will remain closed for the remainder of the years [year]. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 17, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-88C-04000F   Coastal pilchard fishery -- Seasons and lawful catch.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88C-040, effective 12:01 a.m. October 18, 2005 through November 30, 2005, it is unlawful fish for or possess pilchard.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2005:


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office