WSR 05-20-033

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-226 -- Filed September 28, 2005, 4:37 p.m. , effective September 28, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000D and 232-28-62000E; and amending WAC 232-28-620.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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 Area 3 late season fishery was inadvertently omitted from the last emergency rule. This rule corrects that omission and extends the 2 chinook daily limit from the summer season to the late season fishery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 28, 2005.

Ronald McQueen

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000E   Coastal salmon seasons   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective immediately, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in coastal waters during 2005 except as provided in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Area 1 - Open immediately through September 30, 2005, open 7 days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(2) Areas 2, 2-1, and 2-2:

(a) Area 2 - Closed

(b) Area 2-1 - Open immediately until further notice, daily limit 6 salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon.

(c) Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - Closed.

(d) Area 2-2 east of the Buoy 13 line - Open immediately until further notice, daily limit 2 salmon, release all chinook. All salmon required to be released may not be totally removed from the water, except anglers fishing from boats 30 feet or longer as listed on either their state or Coast Guard registration are exempt.

(3) Area 3 - Waters north of 4750'00"N latitude and south of 4800'00"N latitude open immediately through October 9, open 7 days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4 - Closed.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-62000D Coastal salmon seasons. (05-211)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. October 10, 2005:


WAC 232-28-62000E Coastal salmon seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office