WSR 99-06-031

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-12-- Filed February 24, 1999, 4:01 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 24, 1999.

Purpose: Commercial fishing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-33-01000P; and amending WAC 220-33-010.

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: Provides opportunity for commercial industry to access a portion of the sturgeon allocation in the Columbia River while minimizing impacts to spring chinook. Season is consistent with compact action of February 23, 1999, and will conform Oregon and Washington regulations. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.

February 24, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-33-01000P
Columbia River season below Bonneville

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-33-010, and 220-33-020, it is unlawful for a person to take or possess salmon or sturgeon taken for commercial purposes from Columbia River Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, and 1E, except as provided in the following subsections.

AREA: SMCRA 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, and 1E

SEASON: Noon Thursday February 25 to 6:00 p.m. Friday February 26, 1999.

GEAR: 9 inch minimum mesh and 9-3/4 inch maximum mesh

ALLOWABLE SALE: Salmon and sturgeon

SANCTUARIES: Grays, Elokomin, Cowlitz, Kalama, Lewis, Washougal, and Sandy rivers.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 p.m. February 26, 1999:


WAC 220-33-01000PColumbia River season below Bonneville.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office