WSR 99-15-061

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-101-- Filed July 16, 1999, 2:50 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 16, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-190.

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: This rule opens coastal salmon fishing consistent with recommendations of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. This rule implements the permanent rule which has not yet taken effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

July 16, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-19000X
Coastal salmon seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-190, effective immediately until further notice it is unlawful to fish for salmon for personal use from Catch Record Card Areas 1 through 4 except as provided in this section:

(1) Area 1 - Open July 19, 1999, until further notice, Sunday through Thursday of each week only. Daily limit 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release wild coho, cumulative limit of six salmon in each Sunday through Thursday period. Columbia River Mouth Control Zone closed.

(2) Area 2 and Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - Open July 19, 1999, until further notice, Sunday through Thursday of each week only. Daily limit 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release wild coho, cumulative limit of six salmon in each Sunday through Thursday period.

(3) Area 3 - Open July 19, 1999, until further notice. Daily limit 2 salmon except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4 - Open July 19, 1999, until further notice. Daily limit 2 salmon except release chinook and wild coho.

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