FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 22-40—Filed March 10, 2022, 4:48 p.m., effective March 14, 2022]
Effective Date of Rule: March 14, 2022.
Purpose: Closes commercial harvest in all Sea Urchin Districts.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-340-75000K.
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 closes harvest in all sea urchin districts. At this time, urchin spawning period is near its peak resulting in poor quality product for the market; while districts 1, 6, and 7 have green urchin quota remaining, all other districts have been closed as their quotas were reached. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 10, 2022.
Amy H. Windrope
for Kelly Susewind
The following section of Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective March 14, 2022:
Commercial sea urchin fishery. (22-32)