FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-76—Filed April 12, 2019, 1:39 p.m., effective April 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: April 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Purpose: Amends Puget Sound commercial crab rules.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-340-45500V.
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 close the Puget Sound commercial crab fishery in all regions for the season. The Puget Sound commercial season is structured to meet harvest allocation objectives negotiated with applicable treaty tribes and outlined in the management plans. The management plans are entered into as required by court order. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 12, 2019.
for Kelly Susewind
The following section of the Washington Administrative code is repealed effective 7:00 p.m. April 15, 2019:
Commercial crab fishery—Seasons and areas—Puget Sound. (19-61)