WSR 97-03-100

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-06--Filed January 17, 1997, 3:28 p.m., effective January 20, 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 232-28-61900D; 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: This regulation will increase harvest opportunity for hatchery winter steelhead.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: January 20, 1997, 12:01 a.m.

January 17, 1997

Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

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

(1) Effective 12:01 a.m. January 20, 1997 through March 15, 1997 it is lawful to fish for and possess steelhead in the following waters of the Elochoman River:

(a) Those waters from 200 feet below the upper Hatchery rack to the Elochoman Hatchery Bridge located 400 feet below the upper Hatchery rack.

(b) Those waters from a point 50 feet above to 100 feet below the outlet pipes from the most downstream Elochoman Hatchery rearing pond and extending 30 feet out from the south bank of the river.

(c) Those waters from the Beaver Creek Bridge to 50 feet above the weir at Beaver Creek Hatchery and waters from 50 feet below to 200 feet below the weir at Beaver Creek Hatchery.

(2) Effective 12:01 a.m. January 20, 1997 through March 15, 1997 it is lawful to fish for and possess steelhead in the following waters of the Kalama River:

(a) Those waters from 400 feet below the fishway at the upper Salmon Hatchery to 1000 feet below the fishway at the upper Salmon Hatchery.

(3) All other permanent rules remain in effect.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. March 15, 1997:

WAC 232-28-61900D Washington game fish seasons and daily limits regional regulation exceptions.

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