FISH AND WILDLIFE
Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-33-01000H; and amending WAC 220-33-010.
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: Harvestable numbers of salmon are available. Sets an additional fishing period for the third week of August and discontinues the sale of sturgeon harvested from the mainstem Columbia River. This season is consistent with the 2004 fall management agreement, the 2004 non-Indian allocation agreement, and with actions of the Columbia River compact on August 18, 2004, and is included in the biological assessment of ESA listed stocks. The biological opinion covering these fisheries has been completed by NOAA fisheries. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 19, 2004.
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
1) OPEN AREAS: SMCRA 1C, 1D, 1E.
a) SEASON: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2004 to 7:00 a.m.. Friday, August 20, 2004.
b) GEAR: 8 inch minimum mesh and 9-3/4 inch maximum mesh. Monofilament gear is allowed.
c) SANCTUARIES: Cowlitz, Kalama-A, Lewis-A, Washougal, Sandy.
d) ALLOWABLE SALE: Salmon. No sturgeon may be possessed or sold.
e) Quick reporting required for Washington wholesale dealers, WAC 220-69-240.
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.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:01 a.m. August 20, 2004:
|WAC 220-33-01000H||Columbia River season below Bonneville.|