UPDATE MONTESANO COMMERCIAL NETS HEARING
Quick update down & dirty. Yesterday was the Commercial CR 102 Supplemental hearing and how did it go? Well it was better organized, ran fairly close to the rules, and we even had Law Enforcement present! As to content Willapa reared its head in testimony as the Gillnetters wanted to know seasons or lack of. Then the usual but even they are catching on that the so called Grays Harbor Management Plan is nothing but a sham. So a lot of we like / we do not like / oh my god from the commercials present and testifying.
Sports side good input from as the objections pretty much covered all the bases. I think the defining moment came when Softbite laid out a documented, in detail, with photos including satellite with drawings over laid of the Gillnetter that puts his net in three feet of water allowing the lead line to anchor it on the mud ( essentially create one huge set net ). SB even submitted the E mail string to enforcement objecting! Bloody good job I think.
So it is up to WDF&W now as they have seven weeks to finish up the CR 102 Process process which includes responding to all objections in the Concise Statement, to be adopted by the Commission, filed with the Code Reviser, and then 31 days before it takes effect. This should be interesting to say the least.
This link is to the Concise Explanatory Statement requirements in the WAC process. In 2008 ( I think ) the Legislature altered requirements that agencies utilized ( they would cherry pick & ignore citizen input ) so they have to respond to each subject. They can group things up from different sources ( citizens ) but must respond to each issue placed into comment on the record. LINK
Here is the link to rules on Emergency Rule making and we are idiots and totally messed things up is not one of the justifications. LINK
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Posted on Wed, August 7, 2013
by Dave Hamilton