FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-216—Filed August 27, 2018, 4:58 p.m., effective August 29, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: August 29, 2018.
Purpose: Amend commercial salmon beach seine rules in Catch Reporting Area 12C.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-21000B; and amending WAC 220-354-210.
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 reopen the commercial beach seine fishery in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12C for Wednesday August 29, 2018. There has been a significant increase in Chinook reported at the hatchery. Reopening the fishery will allow nontreaty beach seine access to the remaining Chinook quota. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 27, 2018.
WAC 220-354-21000CPuget Sound salmon—Beach seine—Open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-210, effective August 30, 2018, until further notice it is unlawful to fish for salmon with commercial beach seine gear in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12C.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 29, 2018:
Puget Sound salmon—Beach seine—Open periods.