WSR 00-14-013

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-105 -- Filed June 27, 2000, 3:28 p.m. , effective July 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 27, 2000.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-48-015.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 7, chapter 107, Laws of 2000.

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 regulation is necessary because the harvest guideline level of Pacific Cod in these areas has not been attained. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

June 27, 2000

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-48-01500L
Bottom trawl -- Seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-48-015, effective 12:01 a.m. July 1, 2000 until further notice, it is lawful to fish for and possess bottomfish taken for commercial purposes with bottom trawl gear in Marine Fish/Shellfish Management Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, and 22A in waters deeper than 40 fathoms.

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