FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-50100G; and amending WAC 220-47-501.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.
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 regulation provides for Pacific Salmon Commission authorized pink-targeted fisheries in Areas 7 and 7A. These emergency rules are necessary to initiate fisheries that are not expected to exceed chinook by-catch levels modeled during the preseason process. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 10, 2007.
J. P. Koenings
Areas 7 and 7A:
(1) Purse Seines - Closed to purse seine gear.
(2) Gill Nets - Closed to gill net gear.
(3) Reef Nets - Open to reef net gear according to the times, dates, and conditions as prescribed and listed here:
|5 a.m. to 9 p.m.||September 11, 2007,
September 12, 2007,
September 13, 2007,
September 14, 2007.
"Quick Reporting Fisheries":
All fisheries opened under this section, and any fishery openings under authority of the Fraser Panel for sockeye or pink salmon in Puget Sound Management and Catch Reporting Areas (WAC 220-22-030), are designated as "Quick Reporting Required" per WAC 220-47-001.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 9:01 p.m. on September 14, 2007:
|WAC 220-47-50100G||Puget Sound all-citizen commercial salmon fishery.|