WSR 09-23-065

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-256 -- Filed November 13, 2009, 11:22 a.m. , effective November 13, 2009, 11:22 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-69-240.

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: This regulation provides for a working fax number for quick reports to be submitted to the Washington department of fish and wildlife Region 6 office, which has just completed acquiring a new phone system that changed the fax number. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 13, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-69-24000S   Duties of commercial purchasers and receivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 220-69 WAC, effective immediately until further notice, during any Grays Harbor or Willapa Bay Fishery opening that is designated by rule as "Quick Reporting Required", reports must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on the day after the purchase date via one of the following three options: fax at 360-249-1229; e-mail at harborfishtickets@dfw.wa.gov; or phone at 1-866-791-1280. Submission of a report is not complete until the report arrives at the designated department location.

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