FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-286—Filed November 8, 2019, 5:23 p.m., effective November 11, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: November 11, 2019.
Purpose: Amend Puget Sound commercial gillnet fishery rules.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-16000A and 220-354-12000T; and amending WAC 220-354-160 and 220-354-120.
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 commercial purse seine and gillnet salmon fisheries in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 8D beginning November 11, 2019. Inseason observations indicate lower than normal chum returns to this date. These measures are necessary to ensure that hatchery broodstock and escapement goals are met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 8, 2019.
Amy H. Windrope
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-354-16000APuget Sound salmon—Gillnet—Open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-160, effective November 13 through November 20, 2019:
11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040
WAC 220-354-12000TPuget Sound salmon—Purse seine—Open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-160, effective November 11 through November 27, 2019:
11/11, 11/19, 11/27
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 30, 2019:
Puget Sound salmon—Gillnet—Open periods.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 28, 2019:
Puget Sound salmon—Purse seine—Open periods.