FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-194—Filed August 15, 2019, 4:11 p.m., effective August 17, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: August 17, 2019.
Purpose: Amends recreational Puget Sound salmon rules.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: 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 Marine Area 10 to the retention of Chinook salmon. Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers have harvested over ninety-five percent of the summer quota through August 15, 2019. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 15, 2019.
James B. Scott, Jr.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-313-06000JPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-313-060, effective August 17 through November 15, 2019: Marine Area 10: Release all Chinook salmon.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 16, 2019:
Puget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.