WSR 04-16-011

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-179 -- Filed July 22, 2004, 3:30 p.m. , effective July 24, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900E; 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: The 2004 run of sockeye returning to Lake Wenatchee as counted at Tumwater Dam is sufficient to allow a fishery. The stock is not listed under ESA. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 22, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900E   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Wenatchee.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective July 24, until further notice, it is lawful to fish for sockeye salmon in Lake Wenatchee. Daily limit two sockeye, minimum size 12 inches in length. Selective Gear Rules in effect for all species, except fishing from a boat equipped with a motor allowed. Sockeye tagged with an external floy tag and all bull trout must be released. Night closure in effect.

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