WSR 99-13-099

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-78-- Filed June 15, 1999, 11:51 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 14, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-51500Q and 232-28-61900M; and amending WAC 220-57-515 and 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: Carson Hatchery has exceeded the escapement need and surplus hatchery fish are available for harvest. This rule replaces the selective fishery rules with night closure and nonbuoyant lure restrictions for game fish to provide for harvest of hatchery salmon and steelhead. Surplus hatchery salmon and steelhead are available for harvest. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent regulations.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

June 14, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-51500R
Wind River

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-515, effective immediately through June 30, 1999 it is lawful to fish for salmon in the Wind River from boundary line/markers at the mouth upstream to markers 400 feet below Shipperd Falls and from the High Bridge upstream to the lower boundary marker below Carson National Fish Hatchery. Daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length. Night closure and non-bouyant lure restriction in effect.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-57-51500Q Wind River (99-51)

NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900N
Exceptions to statewide game fish rules--Wind River

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, Wind River (Skamania County): Open immediately through June 30, 1999, from the mouth upstream to markers 400 feet downstream from Shipperd Falls and from the High Bridge upstream to lower boundary marker below Carson National Fish Hatchery. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction during this fishery.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900M Exceptions to statewide rules--Wind River. (99-51)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office