WSR 10-13-004

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-143 -- Filed June 2, 2010, 3:56 p.m. , effective June 12, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 12, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000X; and amending WAC 232-28-620.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 department is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the personal use fishing plans agreed to by resource comanagers at the North of Falcon proceedings. These emergency rules are necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans and are interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 2, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000X   Coastal salmon seasons -- 2010 North of Falcon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective June 12, through June 30, 2010, 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: Open June 12 through June 30, 2010, daily limit 2 salmon, except release coho and wild Chinook.

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

(a) Area 2: Open June 12 through June 30, 2010, daily limit 2 salmon, except release coho and wild Chinook.

(b) Area 2-1 and 2-2: Closed.

(3) Area 3: Open June 12 through June 30, 2010, daily limit 2 salmon, except release coho and wild Chinook.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Open June 12 through June 30, 2010, daily limit 2 salmon, except release coho and wild Chinook, closed to salmon angling east of a true north/south line through Sail Rock.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective July 1, 2010:


WAC 232-28-62000X Coastal salmon seasons -- 2010 North of Falcon.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office