WSR 06-22-003

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-274 -- Filed October 19, 2006, 1:18 p.m. , effective October 20, 2006, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 20, 2006, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900B; 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: Hatchery escapement is expected to be met and surplus coho are available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 19, 2006.

Morris W. Barker

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900B   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. October 20, through December 31, 2006 in those waters of the Cowlitz River from boundary markers at the mouth to Mayfield Dam, special daily limit of six salmon, no more than four adults, except only two adult chinook. Wild coho and chum must be released.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2007:


WAC 232-28-61900B Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office