WSR 06-20-058

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-251 -- Filed September 29, 2006, 8:46 a.m. , effective September 29, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000H and 232-28-62000I; 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: More recreational fishing opportunity can be provided in Marine Areas 1 and 3 while staying within quotas for chinook and coho. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000I   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 except as provided in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Area 1 - Effective August 11 through September 30, 2006, open seven days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(2) Area 3 - Those waters north of 4750'00"N. latitude and south of 4800'00"N. latitude, effective immediately through October 8, 2006, open seven days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-62000H Coastal salmon seasons. (06-242)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. October 9, 2006:


WAC 232-28-62000I Coastal salmon seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office