WSR 10-18-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-213 -- Filed August 20, 2010, 10:33 a.m. , effective August 20, 2010, 10:33 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000Z; 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: Hatchery chinook salmon returning to the Makah National Fish Hatchery are not expected to make egg-take goals if normally scheduled fisheries occur. A sport closure around the river mouth is necessary. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000A   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 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) Effective immediately, release Chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line.

(ii) Effective immediately, also release chum.

(iii) Effective August 21, 2010, waters of Makah Bay east of the 124 degrees, 41 minutes line are closed, which is from Waatch Point to Anderson Point.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-62000Z Coastal salmon seasons. (10-186)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office