WSR 06-15-086

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-170 -- Filed July 14, 2006, 2:41 p.m. , effective July 18, 2006, 11:59 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 18, 2006, 11:59 p.m.

Purpose: Amend commercial rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-20-020.

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 federal government has designated green sturgeon as a protected species under the Endangered Species Act. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 14, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-20-02000B   General provisions -- Lawful and unlawful acts.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-20-020, effective 11:59 p.m. July 18, 2006 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for, retain or possess Green sturgeon taken with commercial gear.

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