WSR 10-20-114

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-268 -- Filed October 1, 2010, 1:42 p.m. , effective October 1, 2010, 1:42 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-07100E; and amending WAC 220-52-071.

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 amounts of sea cucumbers are available in the sea cucumber districts listed. Limiting daily landing amounts for harvest dates in Sea Cucumber District 2 is necessary to insure that the area harvest quota share amount is not exceeded. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 1, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-07100F   Sea cucumbers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-071, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to take or possess sea cucumbers taken for commercial purposes except as provided for in this section:

(1) Sea cucumber harvest using shellfish diver gear is allowed in Sea Cucumber Districts 1 and 5 on Monday through Friday of each week.

(2) Sea cucumber harvest using shellfish diver gear is allowed in Sea Cucumber District 3 on Monday and Tuesday of each week.

(3) Sea cucumber harvest using shellfish diver gear is allowed in Sea Cucumber District 2 on October 4, 5, 13 and 14, 2010 only. The maximum daily landing of sea cucumbers allowed in Sea Cucumber District 2 is 400 pounds per valid designated sea cucumber harvest license.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-52-07100E Sea cucumbers. (10-252)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office