WSR 00-04-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-11 -- Filed January 21, 2000, 4:34 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 21, 1999 [2000].

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-52-069.

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: This rule is necessary for transition from the Puget Sound shrimp fishery from emerging commercial fishery to limited entry fishery. Prohibits issuance of a shrimp trawl license for scallops. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.

January 21, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-06900A
Scallop fishery--Puget Sound.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-069, effective immediately until further notice a foodfish trawl Puget Sound License is the license required to operate trawl gear to harvest scallops in Puget Sound.

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