WSR 08-06-053

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-34 -- Filed February 28, 2008, 4:23 p.m. , effective March 24, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: March 24, 2008.

Purpose: Amend fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900G; 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: Modifies the bag limit for chinook salmon on Deep River so that the daily bag limit is

consistent with open waters on the Columbia River during the same time period. Rule is consistent with compact action on February 15, 2008. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: February 28, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900G   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Deep River (Wahkiakum Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective March 24 through April 4, 2008, those waters of Deep River from the mouth to the town bridge (approximately 1.2 miles above the Hwy 4 bridge) will have a daily bag limit of six salmon, of which no more than one may be an adult. Release all wild Chinook and wild steelhead.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective April 5, 2008:


WAC 232-28-61900G Exceptions to statewide rules -- Deep River (Wahkiakum Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office