WSR 03-11-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 03-91 -- Filed May 8, 2003, 10:14 a.m. , effective May 16, 2003 ]

Date of Adoption: May 7, 2003.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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: An abundant return of spring chinook salmon is forecast for the Columbia River and tributaries during the year 2003. These fish will ensure that brood stock escapement goals are met at the Carson, Little White Salmon and the Leavenworth national fish hatcheries. The regulations set for 2003 will ensure that the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery will be able to collect the 1,000 fish needed for brood stock. The remaining salmon in the Icicle River will be available for harvest by both the Yakama Indian Nation and nontribal anglers. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 16, 2003.

May 7, 2003

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900B   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Icicle River (Chelan Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective May 16, 2003 through July 31, 2003, it is lawful to fish for salmon in those waters from 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery rack down river to the mouth of the Icicle River. Daily limit of two salmon, minimum size 12 inches. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective one hour after sunset on July 31, 2003:


WAC 232-28-61900B Exceptions to statewide rules -- Icicle River (Chelan Co.)

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