FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-165—Filed July 17, 2018, 3:18 p.m., effective July 17, 2018, 3:18 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend commercial salmon beach seine eligibility rules for Puget Sound.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-354-200.
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 allow for additional permits in 2018 due to increased available harvest as agreed to with comanagers through North of Falcon proceedings. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 17, 2018.
for Joe Stohr
WAC 220-354-20000BPuget Sound—Beach seine—Emerging commercial fishery—Eligibility—Lawful gear.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-200, effective immediately until further notice the following rules apply. Unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:
The department will issue 6 salmon beach seine experimental fishery permits.