WSR 99-11-079

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-49-- Filed May 19, 1999, 8:54 a.m. , effective May 20, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 18, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-32100C; and amending WAC 220-57-321.

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 spring chinook escapement goal for the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery has been achieved. This fishery will harvest surplus hatchery fish. No spawning habitat exists for spring chinook in this river. This regulation is opening an area that is currently closed under permanent rules. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 20, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

May 18, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-32100C
Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake)

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-321, effective 12:01 a.m. May 20 through 11:59 p.m. May 31, 1999, special daily limit of 2 chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length in those waters of the Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) from boundary markers on the riverbank downstream below the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery to the mouth. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. May 31, 1999:


WAC 220-57-32100CLittle White Salmon River (Drano Lake)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office