WSR 99-19-007

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-148-- Filed September 3, 1999, 4:16 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 3, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-19000A; 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 coastal salmon fishing consistent with recommendations of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

September 3, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-19000B
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) 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 2-1 east of the Buoy 8 line - Open until further notice. Daily limit of 6 salmon no more than 2 may be adults, except release wild coho. Single point barbless hooks required.

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

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

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

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-19000A Coastal salmon seasons. (99-137)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office