FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-111—Filed May 24, 2019, 2:53 p.m., effective May 24, 2019, 2:53 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend recreational salmon fishing rules for Puget Sound.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-313-06000A; and amending WAC 220-313-060.
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: This emergency rule is needed to provide consistency with the Washington sport fishing rules pamphlet and the Washington Administrative Code. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 24, 2018 .
WAC 220-313-06000APuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-313-060, effective immediately through 12:00 p.m. May 27, 2019, it is permissible to fish for salmon in the following waters:
Marine Area 8-2: Inside and easterly of a line projected 225 degrees from the pilings at old Bower's Resort to a point 2,000 feet offshore, thence northwesterly to a point 2,000 feet off Mission Point, thence across the mouth of Tulalip Bay to a point 2,000 feet off Hermosa Point, thence northwesterly following a line 2,000 feet offshore to the intersection with a line projected 233 degrees from the fishing boundary marker on the shore at the slide north of Tulalip Bay. Unless otherwise amended all permanent rules remain in effect.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 p.m. May 27, 2019:
Puget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.