FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-262—Filed October 17, 2019, 1:26 p.m., effective October 17, 2019, 1:26 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules for the Wallace River.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-04000B; 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 emergency rule is needed to open part of the Wallace River to hatchery coho retention. Coho broodstock goals have been met at the Wallace Hatchery and the remainder of hatchery coho are available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 16, 2019.
Amy H. Windrope
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-312-04000BFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-040, effective immediately through December 31, 2019:
Wallace River: From the mouth (farthest downstream railroad bridge) to 200 feet upstream of the water intake to the salmon hatchery:
Salmon: Minimum size 12". Daily limit 2; release all salmon other than hatchery coho.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2020:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.