FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-165—Filed July 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m., effective August 11, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: August 11, 2019.
Purpose: Amend commercial gillnet rules for Puget Sound.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-16000R; 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 rule is needed to open the commercial gillnet fishery in Areas 7B and 7C per comanager agreement. This rule adjusts the opening date to be consistent with the 2019 calendar. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 29, 2019.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-354-16000RPuget Sound salmon—Gillnet—Open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-160:
Open 6 AM to 8 PM 8/11
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 12, 2019:
Puget Sound salmon—Gillnet—Open periods. (19-165)