FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-205—Filed August 30, 2019, 3:34 p.m., effective August 31, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: August 31, 2019.
Purpose: Amend recreation salmon fishing rules for the Puyallup River.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-04000Y; 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 allow retention of two additional pink salmon in the lower Puyallup River. One hundred seventy thousand pink salmon have passed above the Buckley trap, exceeding the preseason forecast and the escapement goal for the Puyallup. The higher than expected return supports additional harvest opportunity for recreational anglers. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 30, 2019.
Amy H. Windrope
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-312-04000YFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-040, effective August 31 through October 31:
Puyallup River (Pierce County), from the 11th St. Bridge to the East Main Bridge: Salmon: Daily limit 6; up to 2 adults plus 2 additional pink salmon may be retained. Release chum and wild Chinook.
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 1, 2019: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