WSR 06-09-012

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-66 -- Filed April 10, 2006, 3:28 p.m. , effective April 10, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-88C-030.

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: One-third of the current permit holders (five individuals) missed the deadline to renew their permits. Without this extension, there would only be eleven individuals available to participate in the 2006 sardine fishery. Anecdotal information from some Sardine Advisory Group members, particularly the processing sector, indicates that this could result in them not being able to fulfill their markets this 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 10, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-88C-03000E   Eligibility to participate in the coastal pilchard fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88C-030, effective immediately the renewal date for experimental sardine permit holders to purchase an emerging commercial license and renew their sardine (pilchard) permits has been extended to May 5, 2006.

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