FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: May 1, 2013.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900V and 232-28-62000V; and amending WAC 232-28-619 and 232-620 [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: The department is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the personal use fishing plans agreed-to with resource comanagers at the North of Falcon proceedings. These emergency rules are necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and are interim until permanent rules take effect.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 23, 2013.
Chehalis River (Grays Harbor County), including all channels, sloughs, and interconnected waterways: Confluence with the Skookumchuck River upstream to Hwy 6 Bridge at Adna: Salmon: closed May 1 through June 30.
(1) Willapa Bay (Catch Record Card Area 2-1): May 1 through June 7: Closed. June 8 through July 31: Open concurrent with Area 2 when Area 2 is open for salmon angling, Area 2 rules apply.
(2) Grays Harbor (Catch Record Card Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line): May 1 through June 7: Closed. June 8 until further notice: Open concurrent with Area 2 when Area 2 is open for salmon angling, Area 2 rules apply.
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective August 1, 2013:
|WAC 232-28-61900V||Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules.|
|WAC 232-28-62000V||Coastal salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits.|