WSR 99-15-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-95-- Filed July 9, 1999, 2:10 p.m. , effective July 10, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 9, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-17500Q and 220-57-17500R; and amending WAC 220-57-175.

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: The Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery is projected to achieve the adult spring chinook escapement goal. Based on run timing, hatchery escapement may reach 1,300 fish. The sport fishery impacts are expected to be at levels that will allow the hatchery to meet its escapement goal. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 10, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

July 9, 1999

Jeff P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-17500R
Cowlitz River.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-175, effective 12:01 a.m. July 10, 1999 through July 31, 1999, it is lawful to fish for or possess salmon in those waters of the Cowlitz River 400 feet below the barrier dam at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery downstream to the mouth. Daily limit of one chinook salmon not less than 12 inches in length. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect and fishing from boats is prohibited in those waters from the mouth of Mill Creek to a boundary marker on the opposite shore upstream to boundary markers located approximately 400 feet below the barrier dam.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. July 9, 1999:


WAC 220-57-17500Q Cowlitz River. (99-51)

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


WAC 220-57-17500R Cowlitz River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office