WSR 07-13-093

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-115 -- Filed June 19, 2007, 3:34 p.m. , effective July 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2007.

Purpose: Amend fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-20-100.

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 department of fish and wildlife is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the fishing plans agreed-to with resource comanagers at the North of Falcon proceedings. This emergency rule is necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and are interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 19, 2007.

J. P. Keonings [Koenings]

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-20-10000A   General provisions -- Marine protected areas.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-20-100, effective July 1, 2007, until further notice, Yellow and Low Island preserve is closed to the taking of food fish.

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