WSR 99-19-010

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-143-- Filed September 3, 1999, 4:24 p.m. , effective September 8, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 3, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900S; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

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: This regulation closes angling in areas where wild steelhead are holding in these rivers. Surveys of these areas revealed very low returns in 1999 and need additional protection. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 8, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

September 3, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900S
Exceptions to state-wide rules.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

1. Effective 12:01 a.m. September 8 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess gamefish in those waters of the Kalama River and tributaries from the Kalama Falls Hatchery upstream.

2. Effective 12:01 a.m. September 8 through December 31, 1999, it is unlawful to fish for or possess gamefish in those waters of the East Fork Lewis River and tributaries from Sunset Falls upstream to the confluence of the Green Fork.

3. Effective 12:01 a.m. September 8 through November 30, 1999, it is unlawful to fish for or possess gamefish in those waters of the Wind River and tributaries from Shipherd Falls upstream.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is hereby repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2000:


WAC 232-28-61900S Regional exceptions to permanent game fish rules.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office