WSR 02-18-009

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-205 -- Filed August 21, 2002, 4:30 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 21, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000G; 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 salmon has been taken in Areas 2 and 2-2 (west of the Buoy 13 line). 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

August 21, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000H   Coastal salmon seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for personal use from Area 1 west of the Buoy 10 line, Area 2, Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line, and Areas 3 and 4, except:

(1) Area 1 - Open immediately through September 30, 2002. Daily limit 2 salmon except release chinook and wild coho.

(2) Areas 2 and 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - Closed.

(3) Area 3 - Open immediately until further notice. Daily limit 2 salmon except release chinook and wild coho.

(4) Area 4 - Open immediately until further notice. Daily limit 2 salmon except release chinook, chum and wild coho.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-62000G Coastal salmon seasons. (02-202)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office