FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: May 10, 2004.
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900H; 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 during the year 2004. This abundance of fish will ensure that brood stock escapement goals are met at the Carson and Little White Salmon hatcheries. In addition and more specifically, approximately 10,000 spring chinook salmon are predicted to return to the Icicle River ensuring that the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery will be able to collect the 1,000 - 1,200 fish needed for brood stock. The remaining salmon in the Icicle River will be available for harvest by both the Yakima [Yakama] Indian Nation and nontribal anglers. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent regulations.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: May 15, 2004, 12:01 a.m.
May 10, 2004
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective one hour after sunset on July 31, 2004:
|WAC 232-28-61900H||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Icicle River (Chelan Co.)|