WSR 97-21-007

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Fisheries)

[Order 97-207--Filed October 2, 1997, 2:00 p.m., effective October 4, 1997, 6:01 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: October 2, 1997.

Purpose: Commercial fishing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-40-027.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

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: Information indicates smaller than anticipated Willapa Bay chinook and coho run sizes. A reduction in the Willapa commercial gill net fishery is necessary to avoid overharvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: October 4, 1997, 6:01 p.m.

October 2, 1997

Dirk Brazil

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-40-02700R Salmon--Willapa Bay fall fishery. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-40-027, effective immediately until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes from Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 2H.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 p.m. October 9, 1997:

WAC 220-40-02700R Salmon--Willapa Bay fall fishery.

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