WSR 02-07-046

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-55 -- Filed March 14, 2002, 2:53 p.m. , effective March 14, 2002, 11:59 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 14, 2002.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-07300V; and amending WAC 220-52-073.

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: There has been no commercial sea urchin landings since February 28, 2002. Contacts have been made with members of the Sea Urchin/Sea Cucumber Advisory Board and industry representatives. Indications from these contacts is that the industry has no interest in harvesting the remaining sea urchin share at this time.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 14, 2002, 11:59 p.m.

March 14, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. March 14, 2002:


WAC 220-52-07300V Sea urchins. (02-24)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office