WSR 99-13-130

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-79-- Filed June 17, 1999, 4:11 p.m. , effective June 18, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 17, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-31900V, 220-57-50500E, 232-28-61900K, 220-57-31900W and 220-57-50500F; and amending WAC 220-57-319 and 220-57-505.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

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: Hatchery escapement goals are expected to be achieved. This regulation is removing angling restrictions placed on this fishery in April. The White Salmon spring chinook fishery has passed and the fishery is primarily a steelhead/trout fishery and is not in need of restrictions. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 5.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 18, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

June 17, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-31900W
Lewis River.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-319, effective 12:01 a.m. June 18 1999 through July 31, 1999, it is lawful to fish for or possess salmon in those waters of the Lewis River from the mouth upstream to the overhead power lines below Merwin Dam. Daily Limit: Six salmon per day, not more than two may be adults.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-50500F
White Salmon River.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-505, effective 12:01 a.m. June 18, 1999 through July 31, 1999, it is lawful to fish for or possess salmon in those waters from the mouth upstream to the powerhouse. Daily Limit: Six salmon per day, not more than two may be adults.

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REPEALER

The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 11:59 p.m. June 17, 1999:


WAC 220-57-31900V Lewis River. (99-67)
WAC 220-57-50500E White Salmon River. (99-67)
WAC 232-28-61900K Exceptions to statewide rules. (99-67)

REPEALER

The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 11:59 p.m. July 31, 1999:


WAC 220-57-31900W Lewis River.
WAC 220-57-50500F White Salmon River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office