WSR 99-17-069

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-124-- Filed August 13, 1999, 2:38 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 13, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-199; and 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 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: The department has reached agreement with the Quinault Tribe to allow a fishery directed at returning net pen coho. WAC 220-56-199 was adopted in 1998 to effect management plans needed to meet conservation needs of salmon stocks in Area 7 for that year. A different combination of stock concerns exists this year, and the appropriate Area 7 closure zone, agreed to during the 1999 North of Falcon process, has already been enacted by adoption of WAC 220-56-19500E. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

August 13, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-19000Z
Coastal salmon--Saltwater seasons and daily limits.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-116, WAC 220-56-126, and WAC 220-56-190, in those waters of Catch Record Card Area 2-2 inside the Ocean Shores Boat Basin: Special daily limit of 6 salmon, not more than four of which may be adult salmon - August 16 until further notice. Chinook and coho salmon 12-inch minimum size but there is no minimum size for other salmon. Nonbuoyant lure and night closure restriction in effect during this fishery. Barbed hooks may be used in this fishery.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. August 15, 1999:


WAC 220-56-199 Closed areas--Chinook salmon angling.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office