WSR 08-21-088

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-265 -- Filed October 14, 2008, 3:30 p.m. , effective October 14, 2008, 3:30 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900K; 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: Preliminary efforts to provide a salmon fishery based on hatchery reared triploid summer chinook stocking have been successful. However, this fishery is in its infancy, much information concerning abundance and fish origin is needed to guide future management decisions. This fishery was previously opened with a one fish limit. This regulation increases the limit to two fish and is designed to evaluate catch rates of chinook present in the lake. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 14, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900K   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Chelan (Chelan Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately through February 8, 2009, a person may fish for salmon in waters of Lake Chelan, except closed within 400 feet of the mouth of all tributaries. Daily limit of two Chinook salmon, minimum size 15 inches in length.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective February 9, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900K Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Chelan (Chelan Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office