FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 97-70--Filed May 2, 1997, 3:23 p.m., effective May 5, 1997, 12:01 a.m.]
Date of Adoption: April 30, 1997.
Purpose: Personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-285.
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 will keep sturgeon harvest to the 200-fish catch guideline established by the Washington-Oregon sturgeon management agreement. Additional harvest would impact brood stock. There is insufficient time to promulgate a permanent rule without adversely affecting sturgeon.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: May 5, 1997, 12:01 a.m.
April 30, 1997
WAC 220-56-28500K Sturgeon--Areas and seasons. Notwithstanding the
provisions of WAC 220-56-285, effective 12:01 a.m. May 5, 1997 until
further notice it is unlawful to retain sturgeon from the Columbia River
and its tributaries from the Dalles Dam to John Day Dam.