FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-223—Filed September 17, 2019, 4:33 p.m., effective September 17, 2019, 4:33 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend commercial reef net rules for Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-18000L; and amending WAC 220-354-180.
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 provide for Pacific Salmon Commission authorized commercial fisheries in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 17, 2019.
James B. Scott, Jr.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-354-18000LPuget Sound salmon—Reef net open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-180, effective immediately until further notice:
Reef nets - Open to reef nets according to the times, dates, and conditions as prescribed and listed below:
Open 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily, September 18 through
September 21, 2019
Release all sockeye, unmarked Chinook, unmarked coho, and chum.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 9:01 p.m. September 21, 2019:
Puget Sound salmon—Reef nets—Open periods.