FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-287—Filed October 10, 2018, 5:07 p.m., effective October 10, 2018, 5:07 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend commercial reef net fishery rules in Puget Sound.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-18000G.
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 open commercial reef net chum fisheries in Catch Reporting Area 7. The United States received notice from Canada that their chum run size is estimated to have reached the threshold to allow United States commercial salmon fisheries in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7 per the Pacific Salmon Treaty. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 10, 2018.
for Kelly Susewind
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective immediately:
Puget Sound salmon—Reef net open periods.