WSR 09-15-011

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-131 -- Filed July 2, 2009, 12:58 p.m. , effective July 2, 2009, 12:58 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 July 1 opening date allowing retention of adult chinook and coho was inadvertently included in the permanent regulation intended to begin September 1. During July and August adult spring chinook are present in the system and require protection in order to meet conservation objectives. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 2, 2009.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900K   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Quinault River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions in waters of the Quinault River from the mouth at the upper end of Quinault Lake upstream to the National Park boundary, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Effective immediately through August 31, 2009, daily limit six jack salmon, minimum size 12 inches in length.

(2) Effective September 1, 2009 until further notice, daily limit six salmon, only two of which may be adults; minimum size 12 inches in length. Release chum and sockeye.

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