WSR 04-04-060

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-12 -- Filed January 30, 2004, 4:37 p.m. , effective February 1, 2004, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 30, 2004.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: This regulation is consistent with management plans for sturgeon retention seasons in 2004. Plans were developed in cooperation with ODFW and the public during a joint state public hearing on January 15, 2004. This maintains consistent regulations between Washington and Oregon. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: February 1, 1004 [2004], 12:01 a.m.

January 30, 2004

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900I   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River (sturgeon).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. February 1, 2004 until further notice it is unlawful to retain sturgeon caught in those waters of the Columbia River and tributaries from the Wauna power lines upstream to Bonneville Dam, except on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

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