WSR 99-02-025

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Order 98-260--Filed December 30, 1998, 2:16 p.m., effective January 2, 1999, 12:01 a.m.]



Date of Adoption: December 29, 1998.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-27000C and 220-56-27000D; and amending WAC 220-56-270.

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: The smelt return to the Columbia River basin is expected to be poor in 1999. Season is reduced from seven days/week to two periods per week to provide information on relative abundance and impacts to spawning escapement is expected to be very minor. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: January 2, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

December 29, 1998

Sara G. LaBorde

for Larry Peck

Acting Director



NEW SECTION



WAC 220-56-27000D  Smelt--Areas and seasons. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-270, effective January 2, 1999, the Washington Columbia River tributaries are closed to fishing for smelt except under the following provisions:

Wednesdays and Saturdays only. January 2, 1999 through February 13, 1999.



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REPEALER



The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. January 1, 1999:



WAC 220-56-27000C Smelt--Areas and seasons. (98-243)



The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. February 13, 1999:



WAC 220-56-27000D Smelt--Areas and seasons.

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