WSR 12-21-101

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-251 -- Filed October 23, 2012, 10:02 a.m. , effective October 23, 2012, 10:02 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-30700H; and amending WAC 220-47-307.

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: A purse seine closure of a portion of Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12 is necessary per agreement with tribes regarding Hood Canal fall chum management and in-season run-size updates. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 23, 2012.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-30700H   Closed areas -- Puget Sound salmon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-307, effective October 25 and October 29, 2012, it is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes with purse seine gear in that portion of Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12 north and east of a line from 47 50' 20"N and 122 37' 16"W, projected across the canal to a point at 47 51' 22"N and 122 39' 7"W, then projected true north to the shoreline.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 30, 2012:


WAC 220-47-30700H Closed areas -- Puget Sound salmon.