WSR 04-19-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-241 -- Filed September 2, 2004, 2:46 p.m. , effective September 7, 2004, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: 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: The preseason chinook allocation at Buoy 10 will be achieved by this date. The fishery will continue through December for adipose fin-clipped coho. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 2, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900M   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia and Okanogan rivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. September 7, 2004 until further notice, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions:

(1) Columbia River

From a true north and south line (magnetic 338 degrees N) through Buoy 10 upstream to Rocky Point/Tongue Point line (Buoy 10) -

(a) Open until further notice. Effective September 7, through September 30, daily limit of 2 coho salmon. Coho minimum size is 16 inches in length. Release chinook, sockeye, chum and wild coho.

(b) Effective October 1 until further notice. Daily limit of 6 coho, but no more than 2 adults. Minimum size is 16 inches in length. Release chinook, sockeye, chum and wild coho.

From Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam -

(b) Open until further notice. Daily limit of 6 salmon. No more than 2 adults of which no more than 1 may be an adult chinook. Minimum size 12 inches in length. Release chum and wild coho. Sockeye may be kept through September 30.

From Bonneville Dam to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco -

(c) Open until further notice. Daily limit of 6 salmon, of which no more than 2 may be adults. Sockeye may be retained as part of the salmon daily limit through September 30. Minimum size is 12 inches in length.

From Hwy 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam -

(d) Open until further notice. Daily limit 6 salmon, of which no more than two may be adults. Minimum size 12 inches in length.

From Priest Rapids Dam to Wells Dam -

(d) Open through October 15. Daily limit of 6 salmon, no more than 2 adults. Release coho. Minimum size 12 inches in length.

From Wells Dam to Chief Joseph Dam -

(e) Open through October 15, from Highway 173 bridge at Brewster to Highway 17 bridge at Bridgeport. Daily limit of 6 salmon, no more than 2 adults. Release coho. Minimum size 12 inches in length.

(2) Okanogan River (Okanogan Co.) from mouth to highway 97 bridge immediately upstream of mouth -

(a) Open through October 15. Daily limit of 6 salmon, no more than 2 adults. Release coho. Minimum size 12 inches in length.

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Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. September 7, 2004:


[WAC 232-28-61900H Exceptions to statewide rules -- 2004 North of Falcon. (04-190)]

Reviser's note: The repealed section, WAC 232-28-61900H, was mentioned on the CR-103 form, but was omitted from the repealer text above. For ease of reading, the proper text was added by the Code Reviser's Office in brackets.

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