WSR 10-21-065

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-280 -- Filed October 15, 2010, 4:07 p.m. , effective October 15, 2010, 4:07 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-31100F, 220-47-40100E, and 220-47-41100N.

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: Pursuant to the Pacific Salmon Southern Panel communications, Canada has determined that the current run size of Fraser chum is above a critical level of 900,000. Comanager agreement was reached to reopen fisheries per preseason schedules. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 15, 2010.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 220-47-31100F Purse seines -- Open periods. (10-271)
WAC 220-47-40100E Reed nets -- Open periods. (10-271)
WAC 220-47-41100N Gill nets -- Open periods. (10-271)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office