WSR 01-18-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-174 -- Filed August 22, 2001, 3:12 p.m. , effective August 27, 2001, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 22, 2001.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-69-24000W; and amending WAC 220-69-240.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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: The sturgeon commercial fishery is based on a quota of 1,037 white sturgeon. Quick reporting is required to improve accuracy and efficiency of monitoring sturgeon landings for use during inseason management. Due to historic low returns of chinook in Willapa Bay, the quick reporting requirement is being implemented to more effectively and accurately track chinook guideline landings. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 27, 2001, 12:01 a.m.

August 22, 2001

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-69-24000W   Duties of commercial purchasers and receivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-69-240:

(1) Effective 12:01 a.m. August 27, 2001 to 12:01 a.m. December 15, 2001, quick reporting of all sturgeon is required during the Willapa Bay gill net fisheries. All wholesale buyers and dealers acting in the capacity of an original receiver of Willapa Bay gill net caught sturgeon are required to "quick report" landings to WDFW by 10:00 a.m. of the day after purchasing sturgeon.

(2) Effective 12:01 a.m. August 27, 2001 to 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2001, quick reporting of salmon and steelhead is required during the Willapa Bay gill net fisheries. All wholesale buyers and dealers acting in the capacity of an original receiver of Willapa Bay gill net caught salmon and steelhead are required to "quick report" landings to WDFW by 10:00 a.m. of the day after purchasing salmon and steelhead.

(3) FAX transmission to (360) 664-0689

E-mail to harborfishtickets@dfw.wa.gov

Toll Free Telephone to 1-866-791-1280

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. December 15, 2001:


WAC 220-69-24000W Duties of commercial purchasers and receivers.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office