FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-181—Filed July 31, 2018, 5:19 p.m., effective July 31, 2018, 5:19 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend commercial salmon beach seine rules in Catch Reporting Area 12C.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-21000A; and amending WAC 220-354-210.
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: Harvestable surplus of Chinook salmon is available in the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone for a commercial beach seine opening and only this portion of 12C is open. This emergency rule is necessary to define the geographic extent of the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 31, 2018.
WAC 220-354-21000APuget Sound salmon—Beach seine—Open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-210, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 12C except in accordance with the area indicated below. Unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:
Hoodsport Hatchery Zone, as defined as that portion of Area 12C within 2,000 feet of the western shore between the dock at Glen Ayr Recreational Vehicle Park and the Hoodsport Marina dock.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:01 PM September 5, 2018:
Puget Sound salmon—Beach seine—Open periods.