WSR 10-16-097

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-196 -- Filed July 30, 2010, 3:33 p.m. , effective August 6, 2010, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 6, 2010, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62100I; and amending WAC 232-28-621.

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: Based on state-tribal test fisheries, the number of chinook returning to the Green River system appears to be well below the preseason forecast and additional fishing could result in not meeting the escapement goal. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 30, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62100I   Puget Sound salmon seasons -- Elliott Bay.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-621, effective August 6 through August 8, 2010, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in waters of Elliott Bay east of a line from West Point to Alki Point, including the Duwamish Waterway upstream to the 1st Avenue South Bridge.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 9, 2010:


WAC 232-28-62100I Puget Sound salmon seasons -- Elliott Bay.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office