FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: October 2, 1010 .
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900K and 232-28-62100J; and amending WAC 232-28-619 and 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: Coho runs are low and hatcheries have not collected enough fish to meet egg-take goals. The fisheries will reopen if egg-take needs are met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 29, 2010.
(1) Quilcene River (Jefferson County): Effective October 2 through October 31, 2010, it is unlawful to fish in waters of the Quilcene River from the mouth to the electric weir at the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery.
(2) Lake Washington (King County): Effective October 2 through October 31, 2010, it is unlawful to fish for salmon.
(3) Lake Sammamish (King): Effective October 2 through November 30, 2010, it is unlawful to fish for salmon.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective December 1, 2011:
|WAC 232-28-61900K||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Quilcene River, Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish.|
|WAC 232-28-62100J||Puget Sound salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits.|