WSR 99-18-090

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-137-- Filed August 31, 1999, 4:49 p.m. , effective September 1, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 31, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-19000X, 220-56-19100K, 220-56-11500C, 220-56-12400F, 220-56-19500E, 220-57-38000A, 220-57-40500B and 220-57-43000I; 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: This rule opens Catch Record Card Areas 1 and 2 seven days a week for recreational salmon fishing. This rule is consistent with recommendations of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules. The package of permanent regulations for these fisheries will be effective and repeal of these emergency rules will prevent confusion of dual regulations.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 1, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

August 31, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


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

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-190, effective 12:01 a.m. September 1, 1999, 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) Areas 1 - Open until further notice. Daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release wild coho. Columbia River Mouth Control Zone closed.(2) Area 2 - Open until further notice. Daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release wild coho. Except closed 0-3 miles offshore immediately through September 30, 1999.

(3) Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - Closed until further notice.

(4) Area 3 - Open until further notice. Daily limit 2 salmon except release wild coho.

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

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REPEALER


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 12:01 a.m. September 1, 1999:


WAC 220-56-19000X Coastal salmon seasons. (99-101)
WAC 220-56-19100K Puget Sound salmon seasons. (99-111)
WAC 220-56-11500C Angling gear. (99-110)
WAC 220-56-12400F Hoodsport hatchery. (99-110)
WAC 220-56-19500E Closed areas--Saltwater salmon angling. (99-110)
WAC 220-57-38000A Quilcene (Big Quilcene) River. (99-110)
WAC 220-57-40500B Samish River. (99-110)
WAC 220-57-43000I Skokomish River. (99-110)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office