FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-120—Filed June 6, 2018, 2:11 p.m., effective June 6, 2018, 2:11 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend recreational salmon fishing rules for Puget Sound.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-313-06000P; and amending WAC 220-313-060.
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 emergency rule is needed to close the Tulalip Terminal Area salmon fishery because of the Tulalip Salmon Ceremony scheduled by the Tulalip Tribe for June 9, 2018. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 6, 2018.
WAC 220-313-06000PPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-313-060, effective from 12:00 a.m. June 9 through 11:59 p.m. June 9, 2018, it is unlawful to violate the provisions below. Unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect.
(1) Marine Catch Record Card Area 8-2: inside and easterly of a line projected 225 degrees from the pilings at old Bower's Resort to a point 2,000 feet offshore, thence northwesterly to a point 2,000 feet off Mission Point, thence across the mouth of Tulalip Bay to a point 2,000 feet off Hermosa Point, thence northwesterly following a line 2,000 feet offshore to the intersection with a line projected 233 degrees from the fishing boundary marker on the shore at the slide north of Tulalip Bay:
Closed to fishing for salmon.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 10, 2018:
Puget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.