FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: September 13, 1999.
Purpose: Personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-16000T; and amending WAC 220-57-160.
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 chinook harvest rate in the lower Columbia River mainstem recreational fishery has been higher than anticipated. The retention of chinook in the recreational fishery below Bonneville was suspended to avoid exceeding the Snake River fall chinook by-catch allowed in the Biological Opinion and in the 1999 Columbia River Management Agreement. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 14, 1999, 12:01 a.m.
September 13, 1999
for Jeff P. Koenings
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-160, effective 12:01 a.m. September 14, 1999 until further notice it is unlawful to retain chinook salmon in those waters of the Columbia River downstream from Bonneville Dam.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. September 13, 1999:
|WAC 220-57-16000T||Columbia River. (99-139)|