FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-145—Filed July 3, 2018, 9:54 a.m., effective July 3, 2018, 9:54 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing regulations for Baker Lake.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-04000P; and amending WAC 220-312-040.
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 with 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 3, 2018.
for Joe Stohr
WAC 220-312-04000PFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-040, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:
Baker Lake (Whatcom Co.):
(i) Open from July 7, 2018 through September 7:
(A) Daily limit 3.
(B) Min. size 18".
(C) Release all salmon other than sockeye.
(D) It is permissible for all anglers aboard a vessel to deploy salmon angling gear until the daily salmon limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective September 8, 2018:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.