WSR 99-20-026

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-171-- Filed September 28, 1999, 4:43 p.m. , effective September 29, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 28, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-16000U.

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 restriction on chinook retention in the lower Columbia River is no longer needed. The Upriver Bright fall chinook run size has increased and impacts to listed Snake River wild fall chinook are projected to be within the guidelines set by the National Marine Fisheries Service, with a sport fishery open and planned commercial fisheries. Rule is consistent with actions of the state of Washington and Oregon during a compact hearing of September 27, 1999. Conforms with the intention of having concurrent regulations with the state of Oregon. Consistent with the 1999 management agreement and ESA guidelines. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent regulations.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 29, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

September 28, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. September 28, 1999:


WAC 220-57-16000U Columbia River. (99-152)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office