WSR 99-20-136

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-181-- Filed October 6, 1999, 10:06 a.m. , effective October 7, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 5, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-19000B, 220-57-49500E and 232-28-61900V; and amending WAC 220-57-495 and 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080 and 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: The number of fall chinook returning to the Washougal River Salmon Hatchery is less than is needed to meet escapement needs. This action will provide protection for fall chinook in shallow water staging areas until a significant rain allows migration upstream or natural spawning occurs. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 7, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

October 5, 1999

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-49500E
Washougal River.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-495, effective 12:01 a.m. October 7, 1999 through October 31, 1999, it is unlawful to fish for and possess salmon in those waters upstream of the Little Washougal River.

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

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. October 7, 1999 through October 31, 1999, it is unlawful to fish or possess gamefish in those waters of the Washougal River upstream of the Little Washougal River.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-19000B Coastal salmon seasons. (99-148)

The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 12:01 a.m. November 1, 1999:


WAC 220-57-49500E Washougal River.
WAC 232-28-61900V Exceptions to state-wide rules.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office