FISH AND WILDLIFE
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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
for Jeff P. Koenings
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.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 p.m. June 19, 1999:
|WAC 220-32-05500T||Columbia River tributaries--Subsistence.|