WSR 07-01-044

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-299 -- Filed December 13, 2006, 3:50 p.m. , effective December 13, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend 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: Hatchery escapement is expected to be met and harvestable numbers of steelhead are available. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 13, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900H   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River and Blue Creek.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective immediately through January 31, 2007, in those waters of Blue Creek from the mouth to Spencer Road, it is lawful to retain up to six adult steelhead in the daily limit.

(2) Effective immediately through January 31, 2007, in those waters of the Cowlitz River from boundary markers at mouth to Mayfield Dam, it is lawful to retain up to six adult steelhead in the daily limit.

(3) Fishing is allowed from the mouth up to the posted markers located 100' below Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery barrier dam.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. February 1, 2007:


WAC 232-28-61900H Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River and Blue Creek.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office