FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 98-105--Filed June 19, 1998, 4:38 p.m.]
Date of Adoption: June 19, 1998.
Purpose: Commercial fishing regulations.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-48-013.
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: Logbooks are currently required in all marine fish/shellfish management and catch reporting areas open to trawl fishing except Area 29. The loss of trawl logbook data from Area 29 would damage the data base. This rule is necessary until permanent rules take effect.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: Immediately.
June 19, 1998
for Bern Shanks
WAC 220-48-01300A Beam trawl and otter trawl logbooks. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-48-013, effective immediately until further notice if is unlawful to any operator of beam trawl or otter trawl gear to fail to obtain and accurately maintain a "Washington Inside Waters Trawl Logbook" while fishing for, or while in possession of bottomfish taken from east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line. A logbook must be obtained from the Washington department of fisheries and must be kept aboard the vessel while fishing, or in possession of bottomfish taken east of the Bonilla-Tattosh line.
Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.