FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: October 30, 2006, 12:01 a.m.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-31100I and 220-47-41100J; and amending WAC 220-47-311 and 220-47-411.
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: It is estimated that there are sufficient harvestable fish remaining in the nontreaty share to sustain fishing five days per week at expected effort and catch levels. Treaty-tribe comanagers have been consulted and agreed to this increase in fishing. This fishery is not expected to exceed chinook or summer chum by-catch levels modeled during the preseason process. There is insufficient time to make this a part of the permanent rules process.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 26, 2006.
J. P. Koenings
|7&7A:||7AM||-||5PM with use
of operating recovery box
|10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10|
|7AM||-||2:30PM without recovery box||10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10|
(2) Fishing vessel operators must be in possession of a "Fish Friendly" Best Fishing Practices certification card documenting attendance of a Best Fishing Practices workshop to participate in any area 7 or 7A salmon fishery.
|7, 7A:||7AM||- 7PM||10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10||6 1/4"|
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 7:01 p.m. November 10, 2006:
|WAC 220-47-31100I||Purse seine -- Open periods.|
|WAC 220-47-41100J||Gill net -- Open periods.|