WSR 99-13-009

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-72-- Filed June 4, 1999, 9:46 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 4, 1999.

Purpose: Commercial and personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-16-320.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: Conforms federal and state salmon length measurement in coastal waters. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules as the troll fishery is already underway.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

June 4, 1999

Larry W. Peck

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-32000A
Definition--Coastal salmon length.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-16-320, effective immediately until further notice the length of salmon taken from SMCRAs 1 through 3 and those waters of SMCRA 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line means the shortest distance between the tip of the snout or jaw (whichever extends furthest while the mouth is closed) and the tip of the longest lobe of the tail, without resort to any force or mutilation of the salmon other than fanning or swinging the tail.

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