WSR 97-14-053

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Fisheries)

[Order 97-111--Filed June 30, 1997, 8:07 a.m., effective July 1, 1997, 12:01 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: June 27, 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 regulation is necessary to extend the sport fishery in John Day Pool. Harvestable numbers of sturgeon are available and this regulation is consistent with United States v. Oregon.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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

June 27, 1997

Evan Jacoby

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-56-28500L Sturgeon--Areas and seasons. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-285, effective 12:01 a.m. July 1, 1997 until further notice it is lawful to fish for and possess sturgeon from those waters of the Columbia River and its tributaries from McNary Dam to John Day Dam.

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