WSR 09-12-041

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-96 -- Filed May 27, 2009, 2:18 p.m. , effective May 27, 2009, 2:18 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

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

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: Reporting harvest log information on a monthly basis is necessary to monitor escalating effort in the trial hagfish pot fishery to ensure conservation of the hagfish resource. These rules are interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 27, 2009.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-88E-04000B   Hagfish pot trial fishery -- Logbook required.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88E-040, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful for a participant in the hagfish pot trial fishery to fail to maintain and submit a legible, accurate, and complete harvest log for all hagfish fishing activity. Logs will be submitted such that the Department receives them no later than the tenth day following the end of each calendar month. The log must be maintained using a Hagfish Harvest Logbook provided by the Department. Failure to submit logbook information may result in revocation of the hagfish trial fishery permit.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-88E-04000A Hagfish pot trial fishery -- Logbook required. (09-16)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office