WSR 02-18-007

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-210 -- Filed August 21, 2002, 4:23 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 21, 2002.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-902.

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: Management plans for 2002 Puget Sound commercial salmon fisheries were negotiated and agreed to at North of Falcon/Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings earlier this year. Regulations implementing those plans have been filed with the Washington Code Reviser's Office but are not yet effective. This emergency order is necessary to initiate the gill net fishery in Areas 7B and 7C until the new permanent regulations 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

August 21, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-902   Puget Sound all-citizen commercial salmon fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411, waters of Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7B and 7C are open for salmon fishing with gill nets using 7 inch minimum mesh from 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2002, through 8:00 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2002.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 25, 2002:


WAC 220-47-902 Puget Sound all-citizen commercial salmon fishery.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office