WSR 04-19-118

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-260 -- Filed September 21, 2004, 11:56 a.m. , effective October 1, 2004, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900M; 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 for this fishery will be achieved by September 30, 2004. The fishery will continue through December for adipose fin-clipped coho and hatchery steelhead. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 21, 2004.

Jeff Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900P   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia and Okanogan rivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately 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) Effective immediately 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 -

(a) Effective immediately through September 30, 2004, 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.

(b) Effective October 1 until further notice, daily limit of 6 salmon. No more than 2 adults. Minimum size 12 inches in length. Release chinook, chum, sockeye and wild coho

From Bonneville Dam to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco -

(a) 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 -

(a) 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 -

(a) 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 -

(a) 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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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900M Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia and Okanogan rivers. (04-241)

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