WSR 04-11-076

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-116 -- Filed May 18, 2004, 3:53 p.m. , effective May 20, 2004, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 18, 2004.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900J; 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: Adult spring chinook straying from the select area fishery sites are entering the Ellochoman [Elochoman] and Grays rivers. These fish are not needed for brood stock. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 20, 2004, 12:01 a.m.

May 18, 2004

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900J   Exceptions to statewide rules--Elochoman and Grays rivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective May 20 through July 31, 2004, it is lawful to fish for salmon and steelhead in those waters of the Elochoman River from the mouth to Elochoman Hatchery Bridge located about 400 feet below the upper hatchery rack. Special daily limit of six salmon, of which no more than two may be adults all of which must be adipose fin-clipped. Minimum size is 12 inches in length

(2) Effective May 20 through July 31, 2004, it is lawful to fish for salmon in those waters of the Grays River from the mouth to South Fork and West Fork Grays from the mouth to the hatchery intake/footbridge. Special daily limit of six salmon, of which no more than two may be adults, and all of which must be adipose fin-clipped. Minimum size is 12 inches in length.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. August 1, 2004:


WAC 232-28-61900J Exceptions to statewide rules--Elochoman and Grays rivers

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