WSR 08-16-116

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-191 -- Filed August 5, 2008, 2:15 p.m. , effective August 6, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 6, 2008.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: To date, more than 24,000 fish have been counted at Tumwater Dam on the Wenatchee River. At least 1,000 fish are available above the natural spawning escapement goal of 23,000 fish. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 5, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900T   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Wenatchee.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective August 6, 2008 until further notice, a person may fish for salmon in Lake Wenatchee. Daily limit two sockeye, minimum size 12 inches in length. Selective Gear Rules in effect for all species, except fishing from a boat equipped with a motor allowed. Colored tagged sockeye, bull trout, steelhead and Chinook must be released. Night closure in effect.

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