WSR 97-08-047

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-59--Filed March 28, 1997, 3:25 p.m., effective April 1, 1997, 12:01 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: March 28, 1997.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900H; 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: Game fish rules provide opportunity to harvest surplus hatchery steelhead during open salmon fishery.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: April 1, 1997, 12:01 a.m.

March 28, 1997

Evan Jacoby

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-61900H Regional exceptions to permanent game fish rules. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective April 1 through May 31, 1997: Special daily limit of two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length, or two salmon or one of each, in those waters of the Wind River from boundary line/markers at the mouth upstream to 400 feet below Shipperd Falls. Wild steelhead release. Nonbuoyant lure and night closure restrictions apply to the fishery provided for in this section.

(2) Effective April 1 through May 15, 1997: Special daily limit of two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length, or two salmon or one of each, in those waters of Drano Lake (Little White Salmon River) from the Highway 14 Bridge upstream to markers on points of land downstream and across from the federal salmon hatchery. Wild steelhead release. Nonbuoyant lure and night closure restrictions apply to the fishery provided for in this section.

(3) Effective April 2 through May 31, 1997: Special daily limit of one hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length, or one salmon in those waters of the Klickitat River from the mouth upstream to the Fisher Hill Bridge. Open on Wednesday and Saturdays only. Wild steelhead release. Nonbuoyant lure and night closure restrictions apply to the fishery provided for in this section.

(4) Effective May 8 through May 31, 1997: Special daily limit of one hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length, or one salmon in those waters of Icicle Creek from boundary makers at the mouth of the Icicle upstream to 400 feet below Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery rack. Wild steelhead release. Nonbuoyant lure and night closure restrictions apply to the fishery provided for in this section.

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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 12:01 a.m. June 1, 1997:

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

Legislature Code Reviser

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office