WSR 11-19-044

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-239 -- Filed September 13, 2011, 10:34 a.m. , effective September 16, 2011, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 16, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900C; and 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: There are harvestable numbers of fall chinook salmon available for harvest in fisheries below Bonneville Dam, including Lower River Hatchery and Upriver Bright stocks of fall chinook. Fisheries are consistent with the provisions of the biological opinion and U.S. v. Oregon Management Agreement. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 13, 2011.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900C   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

a) The Columbia River from the Buoy 10 line upstream to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through red buoy #44 to a navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank: Effective September 16 through September 30, 2011, daily limit two salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each. Chinook minimum size is 24 inches and coho 16 inches. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

b) The Columbia River from a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through red buoy #44 to a navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank upstream to a line from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon bank through red buoy #4 to the orange marker atop the dolphin on the Washington shore: Effective September 16 through September 18, 2011, daily salmonid limit is 6 fish, of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 1, 2011:


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office