WSR 11-12-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-87 -- Filed May 18, 2011, 2:16 p.m. , effective May 18, 2011, 2:16 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

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 and 77.04.020.

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: The department is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the recreational fishing seasons, limits and other regulations. These emergency rules are interim until the permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 18, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900H   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

1. Cowlitz River from Mill Creek to Barrier Dam (Cowlitz/Lewis Co.): Effective immediately until further notice, when the anti-snagging rule is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

2. Delemeter Creek (Cowlitz Co.): Effective immediately until further notice, closed 400' below to 200' above weirs when temporarily installed.

3. Kalama River from boundary markers at mouth to railroad bridge below I-5 (Cowlitz Co.): Effective immediately until further notice, night closure and anti snagging rules are rescinded.

4. Olequa Creek (Cowlitz Co.): Effective immediately until further notice, closed 400' below to 200' above weirs when temporarily installed.

5. Salmon Creek (Lewis Co.): Effective immediately until further notice, closed 400' below to 200' above weirs when temporarily installed.

6. Washougal River from mouth to Salmon Falls Bridge (Clark Co.): Effective immediately until further notice, closed 400' below to 200' above weirs when temporarily installed.

7. White Salmon River from mouth to Hwy. 14 Bridge (Klickitat/Skamania Co.): Effective immediately until further notice, the daily limit follows the most liberal regulations of the adjacent mainstem Columbia or White Salmon rivers when both areas are open concurrently for salmon.

8. Wind River from mouth to Hwy. 14 Bridge (Skamania Co.): Effective immediately until further notice, the daily limit follows the most liberal regulations of the adjacent mainstem Columbia or Wind rivers when both areas are open concurrently for salmon.

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