WSR 97-03-099

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-05--Filed January 17, 1997, 3:25 p.m., effective February 16, 1997, 12:01 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: January 17, 1997.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900C; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

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 allowable recreational harvest of winter steelhead will be exceeded in the Hoh River without additional restrictions to reduce the harvest.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: February 16, 1997, 12:01 a.m.

January 17, 1997

Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-61900C Washington game fish seasons and daily limits-Regional regulation exceptions Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) effective February 16, 1997 through March 31, 1997, the Hoh River downstream of the the Highway 101 Bridge is closed to fishing from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 11:59 p.m. Monday of each week;

(2) the Hoh River (Jefferson County), from mouth to mouth of South Fork is closed to fishing 12:01 a.m. April 1, 1997; and

(3) the Hoh River South Fork (Jefferson County), outside of the Olympic National Park boundary, is closed to fishing 12:01 a.m. April 1, 1997.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective April 16, 1997:

WAC 232-28-61900C Washington game fish seasons and daily limits-Regional regulation exceptions (Order 97-05)

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