FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-311—Filed December 19, 2019, 4:01 p.m., effective January 1, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2020.
Purpose: Return Marine Area 13 recreational salmon rules to permanent rule.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-313-06000N.
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 return Marine Area 13 to permanent rule. The conservation measures taken in Marine Area 13 are no longer needed as a majority of returning chum have entered streams to spawn. Chum encounters with anglers are expected to be extremely low, if any in the saltwater. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 19, 2019.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2020:
Puget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits. (19-285)