WSR 05-19-013

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-206 -- Filed September 9, 2005, 10:34 a.m. , effective September 9, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-48-01500X; and 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: Harvestable amounts of Pacific cod quota remain to allow for commercial harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 9, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-48-01500X   Beam trawl and bottom trawl seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-48-015, effective 12:01 September 15 through December 31, 2005, 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, 20B, 21A, 22A and 22B in waters deeper than 40 fathoms.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2006:


WAC 220-48-01500X Beam trawl and bottom trawl seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office