WSR 04-15-044

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-170 -- Filed July 13, 2004, 9:12 a.m. , effective July 13, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900B; 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: This regulation is necessary to provide for a recreational fishery in Lake Washington. The projected run is expected to be 385,000 which will exceed the escapement goal of 350,000. The projected nontreaty harvestable share is 17,500. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 12, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900B   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Washington.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, it is unlawful to fish for, or possess salmon taken from, Lake Washington except as provided for in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Open from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset July 17, 2004, in waters east of a line extended true south from Webster Point, except closed:

(a) within 100 yards either side of the Highway 520 Bridge (Evergreen Point Floating Bridge);

(b) within 100 yards either side of the Interstate 90 Bridge;

(c) within 1000 feet of the mouth of the Cedar River.

(2) Daily limit of two sockeye salmon, and all other salmon must be released immediately with the least possible harm. Sockeye salmon are defined as Oncorhynchus nerka fifteen inches or greater in length. Oncorhynchus nerka less than fifteen inches in length are kokanee.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective July 17, 2004, one hour after sunset:


WAC 232-28-61900B Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Washington.

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