WSR 07-18-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-192 -- Filed August 22, 2007, 4:15 p.m. , effective August 26, 2007, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 26, 2007, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000K; 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 coho quota for Catch Record Card Area 1 has been caught and will close August 26, 2007. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 22, 2007.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000L   Coastal salmon seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 12:01 a.m. August 26, 2007, 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 - Open through September 16, 2007, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a Chinook, except release wild coho.

(b) Area 2-1 - Open until further notice, daily limit 6 salmon, not more than three of which may be adult salmon, of which only 2 may be Chinook. Release chum.

(c) Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - Closed 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 until further notice.

(3) Area 3 - Open through September 15, 2007, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a Chinook, except release wild coho, daily limit may include 1 additional pink.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Open through September 15, 2007, with the following area rules, limits, and species restrictions: open seven days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a Chinook, except release chum and wild coho, daily limit may include 1 additional pink. 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 26, 2007:

WAC 232-28-62000K Coastal salmon seasons. (07-185)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office