WSR 97-18-054

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-176--Filed August 28, 1997, 4:41 p.m., effective August 30, 1997, 12:01 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: August 27, 1997.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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 rule is needed for protection of a small return of Wind River steelhead. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: August 30, 1997, 12:01 a.m.

August 27, 1997

Larry Peck

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-61900Q Regional exceptions to permanent game fish rules. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. August 30, 1997 until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess gamefish in the waters of the Wind River and its tributaries from 100 feet above Shipherd Falls fish ladder upstream.

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