WSR 08-24-061

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-299 -- Filed November 26, 2008, 1:15 p.m. , effective November 30, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 30, 2008.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-31100Z and 220-47-41100E; 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: No harvestable surplus for chum salmon remain in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7B for commercial fishing. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 26, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-31100Z   Puget Sound purse seine fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-311, effective November 30, 2008, through December 5, 2008, it is unlawful to fish in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7B for commercial purposes with purse seine gear.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-41100E   Puget Sound gill net fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411, effective November 30, 2008, through December 5, 2008, it is unlawful to fish in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7B for commercial purposes with gill net gear.

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REPEALER


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective December 6, 2008:


WAC 220-47-31100Z Puget Sound purse seine fishery.
WAC 220-47-41100E Puget Sound gill net fishery.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office