WSR 02-19-071

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-229 -- Filed September 13, 2002, 4:43 p.m. , effective September 13, 2002, 11:59 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 12, 2002.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-88C-040.

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: This regulation is needed to match action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service to conserve the pilchard resource. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 13, 2002, 11:59 p.m.

September 12, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-88C-04000B   Coastal pilchard fishery -- Seasons and areas.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88C-040, effective 11:59 p.m. September 13, 2002 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess pilchard, anchovy, squid or mackerel taken while fishing under a trial commercial fishery permit for pilchard.

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