WSR 09-18-019

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-178 -- Filed August 21, 2009, 4:25 p.m. , effective August 21, 2009, 4:25 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-31100A and 220-47-41100F; and amending WAC 220-47-311 and 220-47-411.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 emergency rule is needed to add vessels to the limited participation salmon net fisheries to harvest available surplus of pink salmon. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 21, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-31100A   Puget Sound purse seine fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-311 and WAC 220-47-500, it is lawful for the vessels "New Oregon" and "DC Cole", to participate in the Purse seine fishery in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 10 on August 25, 27 and 31, 2009.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective September 1, 2009:


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

NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-41100F   Puget Sound gill net fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411 and WAC 220-47-500, it is lawful for the vessel "Demon Spawn", to participate in the Gill net fishery in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 10 on August 24, 25, and 31, 2009.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective September 1, 2009:


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office