FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 98-133--Filed July 17, 1998, 4:29 p.m., effective July 18, 1998, 12:01 a.m.]
Date of Adoption: July 17, 1998.
Purpose: Personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-42500D; and amending WAC 220-57-425.
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: Harvestable numbers of sockeye salmon are returning to Baker Lake. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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 18, 1998, 12:01 a.m.
July 17, 1998
Larry W. Peck
for Bern Shanks
WAC 220-57-42500D Skagit River. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-425, effective 12:01 a.m. July 18, 1998 through July 31, 1998, special daily limit of two sockeye salmon in those waters of the Skagit River from the Dalles Bridge at Concrete to the mouth of the Baker River and the Baker River from its mouth to the Highway 20 Bridge.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. July 31, 1998:
WAC 220-57-42500D Skagit River.