WSR 09-18-068

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-189 -- Filed August 28, 2009, 3:26 p.m. , effective September 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2009.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-41100G; 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, agreement over scheduling of commercial fisheries reached with tribal comanagers. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration approval given for expected preseason forecast of summer chum. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 28, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-41100G   Puget Sound gill net fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411:

(1) Effective September 1, 2009, it is unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon taken with skiff gill net gear in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12A.

(2) Effective 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. September 2, 2009, it is permissible take, fish for or possess salmon taken with skiff gill net gear in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12A.

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

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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 7:01 p.m. September 2, 2009:


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office