FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-278—Filed November 4, 2019, 12:33 p.m., effective November 4, 2019, 12:33 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend Puget Sound commercial gillnet fishery rules.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-16000Y; 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 clerical error that assigned an incorrect gillnet opening time period in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 12 and 12B beginning November 4, 2019. This rule corrects the opening time periods to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and aligns the rule with time periods agreed to with comanagers during the 2019/2020 North of Falcon proceedings. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 4, 2019.
WAC 220-354-16000YPuget Sound salmon—Gillnet—Open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-160, effective immediately through November 20, 2019:
12 and 12B:
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
11/4, 11/6, 11/12, 11/14, 11/18, 11/20
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 21, 2019:
Puget Sound salmon—Reef net—Open periods.