WSR 02-19-051

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-230 -- Filed September 11, 2002, 4:38 p.m. , effective September 15, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 11, 2002.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-48-015.

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 catch quota for Pacific cod in Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 22A and 22B has not been taken. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 15, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

September 11, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-48-01500Q   Beam trawl and bottom trawl--Seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-48-015, effective 12:01 a.m. September 15, 2002 until further notice it is lawful to fish for and possess bottomfish taken with bottom trawl and beam trawl gear in Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 20A west of the Point Whitehorn-Sandy Point line, 20B, 21A, 22A, and 22B in waters deeper than 40 fathoms.

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