WSR 99-09-014

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-30-- Filed April 13, 1999, 2:56 p.m. , effective April 17, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 13, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-305.

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: This regulation is intended to keep the recreational harvest of sturgeon from Bonneville Reservoir and its tributaries within the established harvest guidelines. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 17, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

April 13, 1999

Larry W. Peck

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-30500D
Sturgeon - Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-305, effective 12:01 a.m. April 17, 1999 until further notice it is unlawful to retain sturgeon from the Columbia River and its tributaries from Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam.

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