WSR 10-18-055

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-226 -- Filed August 27, 2010, 4:08 p.m. , effective August 27, 2010, 4:08 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: Due to surplus hatchery coho returns, agreement over commercial gill net fishery schedules was reached with tribal comanagers. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 27, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-41100M   Puget Sound gill net fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411, effective immediately it is unlawful to take, or fish for salmon taken for commercial purposes with gill net gear in those waters of Puget Sound Management Catch Reporting Areas except as provided:

Area 9A - open 24 hours continuously beginning Monday, August 30, 2010, 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2010.

Unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect.

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