FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-204—Filed August 29, 2019, 2:12 p.m., effective September 1, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2019.
Purpose: Amend Snohomish River recreational salmon fishing rules.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-04000X; and amending WAC 220-312-040.
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 rule is needed to open pink salmon retention on the Snohomish River. The Snohomish River was originally closed for pink salmon retention under a state and tribal comanager agreement to protect pink salmon. Early information indicates that the return of pinks to the Snohomish River is large enough to support a small recreational fishery in the river. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 29, 2019.
James B. Scott, Jr.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-312-04000XFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-040, effective September 1 through September 3, 2019:
Snohomish River (Snohomish County), from the mouth (Burlington-Norther Railroad bridges) (including all channels, sloughs, and interconnected waterways, but excluding all tributaries) upstream to confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Rivers: Salmon: Daily limit 1; release all salmon other than coho and pink salmon.
Reviser's note: The spelling error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective September 4, 2019:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040