WSR 99-04-060

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-04-- Filed January 29, 1999, 3:40 p.m. , effective February 5, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 28, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900B; and 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: The 1998/99 Green River preseason wild winter steelhead runsize is predicted to be 2,473 fish. The wild steelhead escapement requirements for the river is 2,000 fish, leaving 473 harvestable fish to be split equally between the treaty Indian tribes and sport anglers. It is anticipated that recreational anglers will harvest their 237 fish by February 5, 1999. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: February 5, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

January 28, 1999

Larry Peck

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900B
Exceptions to statewide rules.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. February 5, 1999, the following regulations apply:

Green (Duwamish) River (King County):

1) From the mouth to the SR 167 Highway Bridge:

Wild Steelhead release, effective February 5, 1999 through February 28, 1999.

2) From the SR 167 Highway Bridge to Tacoma Headworks Dam:

Wild Steelhead release, effective February 5, 1999 through March 15, 1999.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. March 15, 1999:


WAC 232-28-61900BExceptions to statewide rules.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office