WSR 04-07-067

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-50 -- Filed March 11, 2004, 4:33 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 11, 2004.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Q; 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: A large return of hatchery steelhead has been predicted for the Columbia and Snake River basins. Only a relatively small number of returning hatchery steelhead are needed for hatchery production. These rules are interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

March 11, 2004

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Q   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Grande Ronde River, Mill Creek, Snake River, Touchet River, Tucannon River and Walla Walla River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, special daily limit of three hatchery steelhead in the following waters:

(1) Grande Ronde River (Asotin Co.) Effective immediately through April 15, 2004, from County Road Bridge (about 2 1/2 miles upstream from the mouth) to Washington/Oregon state boundary. (CLOSED WATERS - all tributaries)

(2) Mill Creek (Walla Walla Co.) Effective immediately through April 15, 2004, from mouth to Roosevelt St. Bridge within city limits of Walla Walla. (CLOSED WATERS - from concrete channel at 9th Ave. Bridge to Roosevelt St. Bridge, within city limits of Walla Walla).

(3) Snake River - Effective immediately through March 31, 2004, from the mouth upstream to Washington/Oregon boundary.

(4) Touchet River (Columbia/Walla Walla Co.) - Effective immediately through April 15, 2004, from mouth to the confluence of the North and South Forks.

(5) Tucannon River (Columbia/Garfield Co.) Effective immediately through April 15, 2004, from mouth to Cummings Bridge. (CLOSED WATERS - all tributaries).

(6) Walla Walla River (Walla Walla Co.)

(a) Effective immediately through March 31, 2004, mainstem from the mouth upstream to to Touchet River.

(b) Effective immediately through April 15, 2004, from Touchet River upstream to the Washington/Oregon state boundary.

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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.
REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective April 16, 2004:


WAC 232-28-61900Q Exceptions to statewide rules -- Grande Ronde River, Mill Creek, Snake River, Touchet River, Tucannon River and Walla Walla River.

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