WSR 99-05-061

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-08-- Filed February 16, 1999, 1:45 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 9, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-19100G; and amending WAC 220-56-191.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

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 promotes chinook conservation by reducing the January through April 1999 salmon season by approximately 50% and reducing the daily limit from two salmon to one salmon. This rule is necessary to keep impacts on chinook within the limits agreed to at the 1998 North of Falcon meetings. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

February 9, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-19100G
Puget Sound salmon--Saltwater seasons and daily limits.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-191, effective immediately through April 30, 1999, it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for personal use from Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13 except as provides for in this section:

(1) The minimum size limit for chinook salmon is 22 inches in length. There is no minimum size limit for other salmon species.

(2) Effective immediately through April 30, 1999, the following fishing piers are open for salmon angling, special daily limit of one salmon per day:

(a) Edmonds Public Fishing Pier (in Catch Record Card Area 9).

(b) Elliott Bay Public Fishing Pier at Terminal 86 (in Seattle in Catch Record Area 10).

(c) Seacrest Pier (in Seattle in Catch Record Area 10).

(d) Hood Canal Bridge Fishing Pontoon below the bridge (the boundary line between Catch Record Card Areas 9 and 12).

(3) Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13 - Open to salmon angling February 16 through April 10, 1999. Special daily limit of one salmon.

(4) It is unlawful to continue to fish for salmon once the daily limit has been retained.

(5) In the above waters there are specified closures as provided in WAC 220-56-128 and WAC 220-56-195.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administration Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. April 30, 1999:


WAC 220-56-19100GPuget Sound salmon--Saltwater seasons and daily limit.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office