FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-195—Filed August 9, 2018, 1:19 p.m., effective August 12, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: August 12, 2018.
Purpose: Amends Puget Sound commercial salmon fisheries for Area 9A.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-16000D; and amending WAC 220-354-160.
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 emergency rule is needed to correct a date in the permanent rule which opens Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 9A to commercial gillnet fishing. These dates implement fishing plans agreed-to with resource comanagers.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 9, 2018.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-354-16000DGillnet—Open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-160, effective August 12 through August 18, 2018, it is permissible to fish in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 9A with gillnet gear. Unless otherwise amended, all other permanent rules remain in effect.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 19, 2018: