WSR 08-23-027

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-290 -- Filed November 7, 2008, 1:39 p.m. , effective November 7, 2008, 1:39 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-31100W and 220-47-41100B; 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: Per our in-season agreement with the tribes we have agreed to close Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12C. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 7, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-31100W   Puget Sound purse seine fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-311, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12C for commercial purposes with purse seine gear.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-41100B   Puget Sound gill net fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12C for commercial purposes with gill net gear.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 25, 2008:


WAC 220-47-31100W Puget Sound purse seine fishery.

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 28, 2008:


WAC 220-47-41100B Puget Sound gill net fishery.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office