WSR 04-20-082

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-275 -- Filed October 5, 2004, 10:14 a.m. , effective October 6, 2004 ]


Purpose: Personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900U; 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 section of the Green River is normally closed during the first half of October to protect spawning chinook from harassment. High September stream flows caused most chinook spawners to move to areas upstream of the Auburn-Black Diamond Road Bridge, largely eliminating concerns over harassment by anglers fishing for coho and steelhead.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 4, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900U   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Green River (King Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective October 6, through October 15, 2004:

(1) It is lawful to fish for and possess gamefish in those waters of the Green River from the South 277th Bridge upstream to the Auburn-Black Diamond Road Bridge. Daily limit two trout, minimum size 14 inches in length.

(2) It is lawful to fish for and possess salmon in those waters of the Green River from the South 277th Bridge upstream to the Auburn-Black Diamond Road Bridge. Daily limit 6 salmon, of which no more than 3 may be adults, minimum size 12 inches in length. Release chinook salmon.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. October 16, 2004:


WAC 232-28-61900U Exceptions to statewide rules -- Green River (King Co.)

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