WSR 06-16-046

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-180 -- Filed July 26, 2006, 3:40 p.m. , effective August 11, 2006, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 11, 2006, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing 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: More recreational fishing opportunity can be provided in Marine Areas 1 through 4 while staying within quotas for Chinook and 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 25, 2006.

Jeff Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000H   Coastal salmon seasons -- 2006 North of Falcon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 12:01 a.m. August 11, 2006 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 - Effective August 11 through September 30, 2006, open seven days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

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

(a) Area 2 - Effective August 11 through September 17, 2006, open seven days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(b) Area 2-1 - Open 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: Closed until further notice.

(d) Effective immediately through September 17, 2006, 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.

(3) Area 3 - Effective August 11 through September 17, 2006, open seven days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Effective August 11 through September 17, 2006, open seven days per week with the following area rules, limits, and species restrictions, daily limit 2 salmon, except release chum and wild coho. Release Chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. August 11, 2006:


WAC 232-28-62000G Coastal salmon seasons -- 2006 North of Falcon. (06-129)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office