WSR 06-23-113

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-288 -- Filed November 17, 2006, 1:28 p.m. , effective November 20, 2006, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 20, 2006, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-31100K, 220-47-31100L, 220-47-41100L and 220-47-41100M; and amending WAC 220-47-311 and 220-47-411.

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: It is estimated that there are sufficient harvestable fish remaining in the nontreaty share to sustain this schedule at expected effort and catch levels. Treaty-tribe comanagers have been consulted and agreed to these fishing schedules. These fisheries are not expected to exceed by-catch levels modeled during the preseason process. There is insufficient time to make this a part of the permanent rules process.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 4.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 17, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-31100L   Purse seine -- Open periods.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-311, effective 12:01 a.m. November 19 through 11:59 p.m. November 25, 2006, it is unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7, 7A, 8A, 8D, 10, 11, 12, 12B, and 12C except in accordance with the open periods, mesh size, areas, species restrictions, notification, and landing requirements set forth in this chapter, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules for all other catch reporting areas remain in effect:


AREA TIME - DATE(S)
7 & 7A: CLOSED
8A 7AM - 4PM 11/20, 11/22
8D 7AM - 4PM 11/20, 11/22
10 & 11: CLOSED
12 & 12B: 7AM - 4PM 11/20
12C: CLOSED

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-41100M   Gill net -- Open periods.   (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411, effective 12:01 a.m. November 19 through 11:59 p.m. November 25, 2006, it is unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7, 7A, 10, 11, 12, 12B, and 12C except in accordance with the open periods, mesh size, areas, species restrictions, notification, and landing requirements set forth in this chapter, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules for all other catch reporting areas remain in effect:


AREA TIME - DATE(S) MINIMUM MESH
7 & 7A: CLOSED
10 & 11: CLOSED
12 & 12B: 7 AM - 6 PM 11/20 6 1/4
12C: CLOSED

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REPEALER


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 12:01 a.m. November 19, 2006:


WAC 220-47-31100K Purse seine -- Open periods. (06-287)
WAC 220-47-41100L Gill net -- Open periods. (06-287)


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 12:01 a.m. November 26, 2006:


WAC 220-47-31100L Purse seine -- Open periods.
WAC 220-47-41100M Gill net -- Open periods.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office