WSR 99-09-016

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-31-- Filed April 13, 1999, 4:29 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 13, 1999.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-32-05500T; and amending WAC 220-32-055.

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: Harvestable numbers of spring chinook are available for tribal subsistence fisheries. Seasons are consistent with state/tribal negotiations that occurred earlier this year. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

April 13, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-32-05500T
Columbia River tributaries--Subsistence.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-32-055, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful for a person possessing treaty fishing rights under the Yakama treaty to take or possess salmon taken for subsistence purposes from the Yakima River and Klickitat River except under the following provisions:

1. The Yakima River from Horn Rapids Dam to Wapato Dam is open noon Wednesday to 6:00 p.m. Saturday of each week immediately to June 19, 1999.

2. The Klickitat River from the site of the former Swinging Bridge (RM 1.5) to Fishway No. 5 (RM 2.2) is open noon Wednesday to 6:00 p.m. Saturday of each week immediately to May 29, 1999.

3. The White Salmon River from the mouth to Condit Dam is open noon Wednesday to 6:00 p.m. Saturday of each week immediately to June 12, 1999.

4 Allowable gear:

Dipnets, setbag nets, or rod and reel with bail or lures. All other fishing gear and methods, including snagging are unlawful.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 p.m. June 19, 1999:


WAC 220-32-05500TColumbia River tributaries--Subsistence.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office