WSR 10-15-108

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-186 -- Filed July 20, 2010, 4:22 p.m. , effective July 23, 2010, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 23, 2010, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

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

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: Sufficient salmon remain on the quota to allow liberalization to seven days per week. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 20, 2010.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000Z   Coastal salmon seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 12:01 a.m. July 23, 2010, 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 seven days per week until further notice: Daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(2) Area 2: Open seven days per week until further notice: Daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(3) Area 3: Open seven days per week until further notice: Daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Open seven days per week until further notice: Daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

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

(ii) Beginning August 1, also release chum.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective July 23, 2010:


WAC 232-28-62000Y Coastal salmon seasons. (10-174)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office