WSR 04-07-007

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-33 -- Filed March 4, 2004, 2:13 p.m. , effective March 16, 2004 ]

Date of Adoption: March 4, 2004.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900M; 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: Large numbers of adult hatchery origin spring chinook are expected to return to these systems in 2004. Fishery managers predict 12,700 fish will return to Wind River, 8,400 to Drano Lake, and 3,500 to the Klickitat River. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 16, 2004.

March 4, 2004

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900M   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River, Drano Lake and Wind River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Klickitat River (Klickitat Co.) Effective April 3 through May 31, 2004, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Klickitat River from the mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge - open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Night closures and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect.

(2) Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake)(Skamania Co.) Effective March 16 through June 30, 2004, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 Bridge. Special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Except closed Wednesdays April 14 through May 26, 2004. Night closures and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect.

(3) Wind River (Skamania Co.)

(a) Effective March 16 through June 30, 2004, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Wind River from buoy line/markers upstream to 400 feet below Shipherd Falls. Special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and once such steelhead. Night closures and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect.

(b) Effective May 1 through June 30, 2004, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Wind River from 100 feet above Shipperd Falls to 400 feet below coffer dam and 100 feet above coffer dam to 800 yards downstream from the fishway at Carson National Fish Hatchery. Special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and once such steelhead. Night closures and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect.

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Reviser's note: The spelling error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. July 1, 2004:


WAC 232-28-61900M Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River, Drano Lake. and Wind River.

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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