WSR 02-19-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-222 -- Filed September 5, 2002, 8:12 a.m. , effective September 6, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 4, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000I; 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 regulation reopens Area 1 to harvest coho salmon remaining on the overall quota. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 6, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

September 4, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000J   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 12:01 a.m. September 6 through September 15, 2002. Daily limit two 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 through September 8, 2002. Daily limit 2 salmon except release chinook and wild coho.

(4) Area 4 - Open immediately through September 8, 2002. 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 effective 12:01 a.m. September 6, 2002:


WAC 232-28-62000I Coastal salmon seasons. (02-217)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office