WSR 97-06-034

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-22--Filed February 27, 1997, 10:40 a.m., effective March 11, 1997, 12:01 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: February 27, 1997.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

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 rule is necessary for protection of spring chinook, and is consistent with results of a Washington/Oregon state hearing on January 24, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: March 11, 1997, 12:01 a.m.

February 27, 1997

Dirk Brazil

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-61900F Regional exceptions to permanent game fish rules. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, it is unlawful to fish for or possess the following species taken from the following waters during the periods provided for herein:

(1) Effective March 11 through May 15, 1997, it is unlawful to fish for steelhead in the waters of the Columbia River downstream from Bonneville Dam.

(2) Effective April 16 through June 15, 1997, it is unlawful to fish for game fish in the waters of the North Fork Lewis River from Johnson Creek upstream to Colvin Creek.

(3) Effective April 1 through June 15, 1997, it is unlawful to fish for game fish from the south side of the Cowlitz River in those waters downstream from the Barrier Dam to a line from the mouth of Mill Creek to a boundary marker on the opposite shore.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is hereby repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 16, 1997:

WAC 232-28-61900F Regional exceptions to permanent game fish rules.

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