WSR 02-15-121

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-162 -- Filed July 18, 2002, 4:50 p.m. , effective July 21, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 18, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000D; and amending WAC 232-28-620.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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 necessary to slow the chinook catch in order to harvest more of the harvestable hatchery coho. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: July 21, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

July 18, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000E   Coastal salmon seasons -- 2002 North of Falcon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 12:01 a.m. July 21, 2002 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in coastal waters during 2002 except as provided in this section:

(1) Area 1:

(a) Immediately until further notice - Open Sunday through Thursdays only, daily limit 2 salmon except release wild coho. Minimum size for chinook is 26 inches in length and 16 inches in length for coho.

(2) Areas 2, 2-1, and 2-2:

(a) Immediately until further notice - Open Sunday through Thursdays only, daily limit 2 salmon except release wild coho. Minimum size for chinook is 28 inches in length and 16 inches in length for coho.

(3) Area 3:

(a) Open immediately until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon except release wild coho. Minimum size for chinook is 28 inches in length and 16 inches in length for coho.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Open immediately until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon except release wild coho, release chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line, and effective August 1 release chum. Minimum size for chinook is 28 inches in length and 16 inches in length for coho.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. July 21, 2002:


WAC 232-28-62000D Coastal salmon seasons -- 2002 North of Falcon. (02-111)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office