WSR 09-16-082

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-157 -- Filed July 31, 2009, 1:14 p.m. , effective August 1, 2009, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 1, 2009, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000T; and 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: Enough chinook remain in the overall ocean chinook quota to liberalize the chinook daily limit to two per day. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 31, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000U   Coastal salmon seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 12:01 a.m. August 1, 2009, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in coastal waters except as provided for in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Area 1: Open until further notice: daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

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

(a) Area 2:

(i) Open until further notice: daily limit 2 salmon, plus 1 additional pink, except release wild coho.

(b) Area 2-1:

(i) Open August 1 through August 15: daily limit 6 salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon.

(iv) Open August 16 until further notice, daily limit 6 salmon, not more than three of which may be adult salmon, of which only 2 may be Chinook. Release chum.

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

(d) Those waters within a line from the lighthouse 1 mile south of the south jetty to Buoy No. 2, then to Buoy No. 3, then to the tip of the north jetty, then to the exposed end of the south jetty, are closed August 1 until further notice.

(3) Area 3:

(a) Open until further notice: daily limit 2 salmon, plus 2 additional pink, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Open until further notice: daily limit 2 salmon, plus 2 additional pink, except release wild coho.

(i) Beginning August 1, release Chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line.

(ii) Beginning August 1, release chum.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative is repealed effective August 1, 2009:


WAC 232-28-62000T Coastal salmon seasons -- 2009 North of Falcon. (09-69)

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office