WSR 02-24-031

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-293 -- Filed November 27, 2002, 2:45 p.m. , effective November 30, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 27, 2002.

Purpose: Amend commercial and personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-23500P, 220-48-02900A, 220-48-03200A, 220-48-06200A, 220-49-02000M, and 220-49-05600A.

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 abnormal distribution of marine fish created by the low dissolved oxygen phenomenon in Hood Canal appears to have passed based upon diver observation. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 6.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 30, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

November 27, 2002

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


REPEALER


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 12:01 a.m. November 30, 2002:


WAC 220-56-23500P Bottomfish. (02-265)
WAC 220-48-02900A Set net -- Dogfish -- Seasons. (02-266)
WAC 220-48-03200A Set line -- Dogfish -- Seasons. (02-266)
WAC 220-48-06200A Drag seines -- Seasons. (02-266)
WAC 220-49-02000M Herring and anchovy -- Seasons -- Lawful gear. (02-266)
WAC 220-49-05600A Smelt fishing -- Seasons. (02-266)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office