WSR 99-19-060

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-153-- Filed September 15, 1999, 11:03 a.m. , effective September 24, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 15, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-53000B.

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: This rule will allow recreational harvest of hatchery fall chinook and coho salmon, where the season is currently closed for salmon. This rule prohibits harvest of wild chinook and will protect Marion Drain and Yakima River wild chinook salmon from harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 24, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

September 15, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-53000B
Yakima River.

(1) Effective 12:01 a.m. September 25, 1999 through October 31, 1999 in those waters from the highway 240 bridge to 400 feet below Prosser Dam - Special daily limit of two salmon, 12 inch minimum length, wild chinook salmon release. Only chinook salmon with adipose or ventral fin clips may be retained. Wild coho and hatchery coho salmon may be retained.

(2) Effective 12:01 a.m. November 15, 1999 through December 31, 1999 in those waters from the I-82 Bridge at Union Gap to 400' below Roza Dam - Special daily limit of two salmon, 12 inch minimum length, wild chinook salmon release. Only chinook salmon with adipose or ventral fin clips may be retained. Wild coho and hatchery coho salmon may be retained

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2000:


WAC 220-57-53000B Yakima River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office