WSR 04-22-061

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-292 -- Filed October 29, 2004, 4:05 p.m. , effective October 30, 2004, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900W; 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: An updated runsize forecast predicts that there are enough chum salmon to meet escapement needs and to allow for a sport fishery. This regulation opens the sport fishery for chum salmon retention. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 29, 2004.

Philip Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900W   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skagit River   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective October 30 through December 31, 2004, in those waters of the Skagit River from mouth to Cascade River, daily limit three salmon of which no more than 2 may be chum. Release chinook.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2005:


WAC 232-28-61900W Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skagit River

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