WSR 99-07-007

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-15-- Filed March 5, 1999, 1:15 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 3, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

March 3, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-27000E
Smelt--Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-270, effective immediately until further notice, the Washington Columbia River tributaries are closed to fishing for smelt.

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