WSR 11-21-056

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-277 -- Filed October 13, 2011, 3:42 p.m. , effective October 13, 2011, 3:42 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900H and 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: The department is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the personal use fishing plans that were agreed upon with resource comanagers at the 2011 North of Falcon proceedings. These emergency rules are necessary to comply with agreed-upon management plans, and are interim until 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


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

(1) Salmon and steelhead - It is permissible to use barbed hooks unless otherwise restricted. Anglers may not possess in the field salmon or steelhead mutilated so that size, species, or fin clip cannot be determined until the angler has reached their automobile or principle means of land transportation.

(a) From a true north-south line through Buoy 10, upstream of the Hwy 395 Bridge at Pasco: Salmon and steelhead: Effective immediately through November 15, 2011, daily limit 6 fish, and up to 2 may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Release wild coho from Bonneville Dam to Hood River Bridge. Minimum size: 12 inches.

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Reviser's note: The unnecessary underscoring in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900H Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River. (11-173)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. November 16, 2011:


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office