WSR 08-16-018

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-178 -- Filed July 25, 2008, 1:05 p.m. , effective August 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 1, 2008.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900P; 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 regulation is needed to increase the area open to summer chinook angling in the Columbia River drainage. Summer chinook salmon returning to the Entiat River are not listed under the ESA. The 2008 return ensures that natural spawning escapement needs are satisfied; no salmon are needed to meet hatchery broodstock objectives. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 25, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900P   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Entiat River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective August 1, through August 31, 2008, a person may fish for salmon in waters of the Entiat River from the Alternate Highway 97 Bridge, upstream to the posted sign marking the Entiat City limits. Daily limit six salmon, minimum size 12 inches, no more than two may be adults. Bull trout, coho and steelhead must be released. Non-buoyant lure restriction and night closure in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective September 1, 2008:


WAC 232-28-61900P Exceptions to statewide rules -- Entiat River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office