WSR 08-16-050

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-185 -- Filed July 30, 2008, 9:41 a.m. , effective August 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 1, 2008.

Purpose: Amend fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900R; 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: Significant numbers of harvestable white sturgeon remain on the guideline for the Columbia River above the Wauna power lines, providing for additional opportunity for white sturgeon retention in this area. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 30, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900R   Exceptions to statewide rules--Columbia River sturgeon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective August 1 through September 30, 2008, it is unlawful to retain sturgeon caught in those waters of the Columbia River and tributaries from the Wauna powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam, and all adjacent Washington tributaries, except that a person may fish for and retain white sturgeon on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. October 1, 2008:


WAC 232-28-61900R Exceptions to statewide rules--Columbia River sturgeon.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office