WSR 06-13-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-129 -- Filed June 7, 2006, 4:07 p.m. , effective June 7, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000F; 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 portion of Area 4 east of Sail Rock was inadvertently left open under the previous emergency regulation for one day, June 30. The intent of the preseason plan was to not open this area for salmon until August 1, 2006. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 7, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000G   Coastal salmon seasons -- 2006 North of Falcon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in coastal waters except as provided in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Area 1 - Open July 3 until further notice, open Sunday through Thursday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

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

(a) Area 2 - Open July 3 until further notice, open Sunday through Thursday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

(b) Area 2-1 - Open July 3 through July 31, open Sunday through Thursday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho. Open August 1 through August 15, daily limit 6 salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon. 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:

(i) Open July 3 through July 31, open Sunday through Thursday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

(ii) Closed August 1 until further notice.

(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 August 1 until further notice.

(3) Area 3 - Open June 30 until further notice, open Tuesday through Saturday of each week, Daily limit 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Open June 30 until further notice with the following area rules, limits, and species restrictions, open Tuesday through Saturday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

(i) Effective June 30 through July 31 closed to salmon angling east of a true north/south line through Sail Rock.

(ii) Effective beginning August 1, release chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line.

(iii) Effective beginning August 1, release chum.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-62000F Coastal salmon seasons -- 2006 North of Falcon. (06-85)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office