FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-314—Filed November 3, 2018, 10:53 a.m., effective November 3, 2018, 10:53 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend commercial purse seine seasons in Puget Sound.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-12000I; and amending WAC 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 rule is needed to amend a previous emergency rule to conform to agreements with comanagers by closing the nontreaty purse seine season in Area 12C immediately. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 3, 2018.
WAC 220-354-12000KPuget Sound salmon—Purse seine—Open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-120, effective November 5 through November 27, 2018, it is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas except during the periods set forth in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:
9 AM – 2 PM 11/5
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective immediately:
Puget Sound salmon—Purse seine—Open periods.