WSR 10-20-062

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-262 -- Filed September 27, 2010, 4:05 p.m. , effective September 27, 2010, 4:05 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-42800E; and amending WAC 220-47-428.

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 rule closes commercial salmon fishing in Marine Area 12A. Hatchery escapement to the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery is low. Closing fishing is necessary to ensure escapement needs are met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-42800E   Puget Sound beach seine fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-428, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to take, possess, or fish for salmon taken for commercial purposes with beach seine gear in Puget Sound Management and Catch Reporting Area 12A.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 1, 2010:


WAC 220-47-42800E Puget Sound beach seine fishery.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office