WSR 07-07-058

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-39 -- Filed March 14, 2007, 1:34 p.m. , effective April 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 1, 2007.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-69-240.

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 rule is necessary to comply with the provisions of Amendment 14 to the federal groundfish fishery management plan. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 13, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-69-24000I   Duties of commercial fishers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-69-240, effective April 1, 2007, until further notice, it is unlawful for commercial purchasers and receivers to accept sablefish landed under the authority of a federal sablefish endorsed limited entry permit unless the federal permit number is recorded on the fish ticket in the space reserved for dealer's use. A separate fish ticket is required for sablefish landed under each permit, if multiple permits were used in the landing.

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