WSR 08-17-057

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-205 -- Filed August 15, 2008, 2:28 p.m. , effective August 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000P; 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: The harvestable quota of recreational salmon has been taken in Catch Record Card Area 1. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 15, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000Q   Coastal salmon seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 2:00 p.m. August 17, 2008 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in coastal waters except as provided for in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Area 1: Closed.

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

(a) Area 2:

(i) Open until further notice: Open Sunday through Thursday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(b) Area 2-1:

(i) Open August 16 until further notice, daily limit 6 salmon, not more than three of which may be adult salmon, of which only 2 may be Chinook.

(c) Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line: closed.

(d) Those waters within a line from the lighthouse 1 mile south of the south jetty to Buoy No. 2, then to Buoy No. 3, then to the tip of the north jetty, then to the exposed end of the south jetty, are closed until further notice.

(3) Area 3:

(a) Open until further notice: Open Tuesday through Saturday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Open until further notice, with the following area rules, limits, and species restrictions: Open Tuesday through Saturday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(i) Release Chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line.

(ii) Release chum.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective 2:00 p.m. August 17, 2008:


WAC 232-28-62000P Coastal salmon seasons -- 2008 North of Falcon. (08-151)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office