WSR 10-22-023

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-283 -- Filed October 22, 2010, 4:04 p.m. , effective October 23, 2010, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 23, 2010, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-47-311, 220-47-401, 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: United States fisheries are being closed to comply with limits specified in the Pacific salmon treaty. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 22, 2010.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-31100G   Purse seines--Open periods.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-311, effective 12:01 a.m. October 23, 2010, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes with purse seine gear in waters of Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7 and 7A.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-40100F   Reef nets--Open periods.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-401, effective 12:01 a.m. October 23, 2010, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes with reef net gear in waters of Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7 and 7A.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-41100P   Gill nets--Open periods.    Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411, effective 12:01 a.m. October 23, 2010, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes with gill net gear in waters of Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7 and 7A.

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